Vol. 2 No. 2 (2020): Patient Safety — June 2020
The June 2020 issue of our journal, Patient Safety, is now available! Read it online at no charge or download a PDF version at PatientSafetyJ.com.
Each issue of Patient Safety delivers new evidence-based research and data analytics, engaging editorials, inspiring stories from patients and families, and interviews with healthcare experts and advocates.
- “DX: Crisis”–a timely discussion with SaraKay and Stanton Smullens, MD, concerning clinician burnout, depression, self-care strategies, and COVID-19
- Two additional perspectives on how the pandemic is affecting patient safety: a commentary from William Wenner, MD, and a study of COVID-19–related event reports throughout Pennsylvania
- Ann Green shares “How Hospice Saved My Mother’s Life”
- Researchers look at in-hospital substance use
- An overview of serious events and incidents reported by acute care hospitals in 2019
- A study on denture impaction events along the gastrointestinal tract—the first of its kind
Thank you to our authors, peer reviewers, Patient Safety Authority staff, and editorial board members who help make this journal possible. Patient Safety is fully open access (no subscription fees or author fees), so please consider sending us your next original manuscript. We always appreciate you sharing the journal widely among your friends, family, colleagues, students, and patients. Together we save lives.
Letter From the Editor
Original Research and Articles
Patient Safety Initiatives
Welcome to Patient Safety!
As the journal of the Patient Safety Authority, an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania committed to the vision of “safe healthcare for all patients,” we publish open access, peer-reviewed articles highlighting original research, advanced analytics, and hot topics in healthcare.
Patients are at the heart of everything we do at the Authority. Recognizing and sharing patient experiences helps guide our efforts and inspire change, and we seek to engage patients in our work whenever possible. Patients provide their perspective in this journal not only as contributors, with a patient or family commentary in every issue, but also as members of the editorial board and trusted advisors.
With the best interest of patients always top of mind, the mission of this publication is to give clinicians, administrators, and patients the information they need to prevent harm and improve safety—including evidence-based, original research; editorials addressing current and sometimes controversial issues; and analysis of data from one of the world’s largest adverse event reporting databases. Patient Safety complies with the Patients Included™ journal charter, which requires at least two patient members on the editorial board; regular publication of editorials, reviews, or research articles authored by patients; and peer review by patients.
We invite you to submit manuscripts that align with our mission. We’re particularly looking for well-written original research articles, reviews, commentaries, case studies, data analyses, quality improvement studies, or other manuscripts that will advance patient safety.
Together we can save lives.