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Basic Patient Safety Program Resource Guide for "Getting Started"


This resource guide provides tools to assist health care facilities in implementing a patient safety program.

This toolkit includes the following program tools, all of which may be customized as needed:

  • Generic safety plan: template
  • Comprehensive medical safety program
  • Quality and safety officer job description: template
  • Organized assignments for accompanying patient safety plan or program
  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management: Perspective on disclosure of unanticipated outcome information
  • Checklist for patient safety and Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations standards


American Society for Healthcare Risk Management; Premier, Inc.

Funding Sources

Premier, Inc.

QualityTool Topic

patient/medication safety


  • Release Date: 07/2002
  • Original Summary: 02/2007
Disclaimer: The inclusion of a tool in the Innovations Exchange does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or Westat of the tool or of the submitter or developer of the tool. Read more.
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Last updated: April 14, 2008.