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Patient Safety

Research on patient safety focuses on the reduction and prevention of inadvertent harm to Veterans as a result of VA healthcare. Important issues being studied include using health information technology to reduce diagnostic errors and improve communication between healthcare providers. Researchers also strive to help improve safety culture and patient outcomes in VA hospitals.

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(5 of more than 230 PATIENT SAFETY focused publications)

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 28 PATIENT SAFETY focused publication briefs)

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( 5 of more than 23 PATIENT SAFETY focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
RRP 11-379 Off-Label Use of Antipsychotics: Determinants and Impact on Patient Safety Hudson, Teresa 2012-07-01
RRP 11-022 How to Interpret and Use Patient Safety Indicator (PSI) Reports Shin, Marlena 2011-10-01
NRI 10-124 Improving Patient Safety: Context and Nurses' Work Processes for Pressure Ulcers Soban, Lynn 2011-06-01
IIR 07-072 Patient Safety and Costs in VA Hospitals Carey, Kathleen 2009-04-01
SDR 07-002 Validating the Patient Safety Indicators in the VA: A Multi-faceted Approach Rosen, Amy 2007-10-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Patient Safety" publications displayed.

  • HSR&D Research Briefs
    ...from the VA National Center for Patient Safety NCPS ), and later became Director of the Houston VA Patient Safety Center of Inquiry. This helped...

  • October 2012 FORUM
    ...Safety, developed to advance patient safety measurement and quality improvement ). Despite the numerous patient safety...

  • December 2009 FORUM
    ...More research and program evaluation is needed to evaluate the outcomes of interdisciplinary approaches to patient safety. Patient safety is not...

  • December 2009 FORUM
    ...often takes the form of demands by legislators and third party payers for assurances of patient safety and positive outcomes. Patient safety is...

  • Improving VA Healthcare for Veterans with Diabetes
    ...targeted focus on vulnerable elderly patient measures that address individualized evidence-based care, hypoglycemic safety, and cognitive/depression...

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The most recent "Patient Safety" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
4/12/2018 HSR&D Health System Impact Award: Enhancing Patient Safety by Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI): The Journey Continues Saint, Sanjay  
Krein, Sarah  
12/20/2017 The ED-PACT Tool: Communicating Veterans’ Care Needs After ED Visits Cordasco, Kristina  
12/7/2017 De-implementing inhaled corticosteroids to improve quality and safety for patients with mild-to-moderate COPD: Mixed-methods findings of primary-care providers’ perspectives Helfrich, Christian  
Stryczek, Krysttel  
8/30/2017 Integrating Pattern Matching and Active Thinking Support in Information Displays for Clinicians Weir, Charlene  
Nebeker, Jonathan  
Slager, Stacey  
Del Fiol, Guilherme  
8/23/2017 Integrating Dual Process Implications into Implementation of Cognitive Support Designs in the Clinical Setting Samore, Matthew  
Kramer, Heidi  
Drews, Frank  
Weir, Charlene  

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Other Resources

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