2022: Patient Safety-Preprint June 2022

In conjunction with the Patient Safety Authority’s 2021 annual report, Patient Safety is prepublishing two articles from the upcoming June 2022 issue with in-depth analyses of 2021 data from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS), the largest repository of patient safety data in the United States and one of the largest in the world.

In “Patient Safety Trends in 2021,” PSA data analysts take a close look at the 288,882 serious events and incidents reported by acute care facilities last year, while “Long-Term Care Healthcare-Associated Infections in 2021” examines 17,971 HAI reports from long-term care facilities last year. These articles supplement the data overview in the annual report with a comprehensive review and analysis of events reported in 2021, as well as insights into patient safety in Pennsylvania and how we may continue to improve it together.

Published: 2022-04-29