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Medical Errors and Patient Safety

This guide is designed as an introduction to researching medical errors and patient safety.

Websites

AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality)

Our mission is to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable.

BeMedWise

Promotes the safe use, storage and disposal of medicines for better health.

CAPS (Consumers Advancing Patient Safety)

Focused on improving quality and safety in healthcare.

P4PS (Partnership for Patient Safety)

A patient-centered initiative to advance the reliability of healthcare systems worldwide. 

PSNet (Patient Safety Network)

Features the latest news and essential resources on patient safety.

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy

Raises awareness about patient safety through advocacy, education and support.

Quackwatch

This site focuses on health frauds, myths, fads, fallacies, and misconduct.