• Zebra on black background, for article "I am the zebra." Patient Safety — March 2020
    Vol. 2 No. 1 (2020)

    A new issue of our journal, Patient Safety, is now available! Read the March 2020 edition online at no charge or download a PDF version at

    Each issue of Patient Safety brings you the latest evidence-based research and data analytics, interviews with healthcare experts and advocates, thought-provoking editorials, and inspiring stories from patients and families. Our cover story, “I Am the Zebra,” is a patient commentary from Missy Adams and her husband, Solomon, detailing her long, difficult journey toward an accurate diagnosis.

    In this issue we also hear from Mary Ellen Mannix, who shares the tragic story of her son James and how her efforts to understand what happened to him led her to speak up for other patients. Additional highlights: A practice improvement paper about an organization’s efforts to decrease medication errors related to patient weight discrepancies, a new safety self-assessment tool to help prevent vancomycin-related events, and a look at how safety is compromised when hospital equipment cannot accommodate obese patients. Members of the LGBTQ community tell us in their own words about their healthcare experiences and how we can provide safe care for all patients, and we celebrate the winners of the Patient Safety Authority’s 2020 I AM Patient Safety Awards.

    Thank you to all 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 submitting an original manuscript to us.

    There’s something in Patient Safety for everyone—healthcare workers, researchers, and patients alike. If you enjoy our journal, we appreciate you sharing it within your social circle, including friends, family, colleagues, students, and patients! Together we save lives.

  • Patient Safety pills/medication cover story Patient Safety - September 2019
    Vol. 1 No. 1 (2019)

    Welcome to the first issue of Patient Safety!

    Brought to you by the Patient Safety Authority, an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, this brand-new journal is unlike any other you’ve seen. Since patients are at the heart of everything we do, each issue not only publishes original, peer-reviewed research and data analyses, but also gives patients a voice—on the page and behind the scenes.

    Patient Safety has no subscription fees or author fees: It’s available now to read online, as well as free to publish in. Once you’ve looked over this issue, send us your own research articles, essays, studies, and other submissions. If your manuscript will help advance patient safety, we want to see it!

    Read articles from the September 2019 issue online or download the full issue as a PDF for printing and sharing. Remember to subscribe to receive future issues and news about Patient Safety. Submit your work to us and tell your friends and colleagues all about the new journal on the block.

    Together we can save lives.

  • Baby boy Jenson with his blanket and pacifier Patient Safety — December 2019
    Vol. 1 No. 2 (2019)

    We are proud to announce the publication of the second issue of our journal, Patient Safety. You can read it now at no charge at or download a PDF.

    Each issue of Patient Safety delivers high-quality content, including evidence-based research articles and advanced analytics; interviews with leaders in their fields; editorials to spark discussion on hot-button topics, and inspiring patient commentaries—such as our cover story by Kristin Aaron, who shares how her son’s tragic healthcare journey has transformed patient safety.

    Other highlights in the December issue include an interview with Kathleen Noonan, CEO of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, about meeting the complex needs of an at-risk population; a data analysis on events related to telemetry monitoring; a research article about an initiative that used trigger tools to decrease adverse drug events; a look at suicide prevention strategies; and much more!

    Thank you to the many contributing authors, peer reviewers, Patient Safety Authority staff, and editorial board members who help make Patient Safety possible. If you would like to see your work in Patient Safety, please consider submitting your original manuscripts to us. The journal is fully open access: There are no subscription fees or author fees. And if you would like to become a peer reviewer for Patient Safety, please let us know!

    You can also be a part of Patient Safety by sharing it with your friends, family, colleagues, students, and patients! Together we save lives.