AHRQ’s Patient Safety Net (PSNet)

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Net (PSNet) website is an online collection of patient safety content to help practicing clinicians, researchers, and policy makers learn about and improve patient safety in healthcare. 

AIR assists AHRQ in creating website content for the collection. In the monthly Perspectives section, we discuss thought-provoking new safety issues or ways to re-imagine or revitalize traditional approaches to safety with experts in the field. On the Innovations page, we highlight innovative practices to improve patient safety for healthcare organizations seeking to find novel strategies that have worked in other settings. To help readers sift through the extensive literature base, AIR regularly reviews and designates resources as “Classics” or “Emerging Classics,” which are resources of particular importance to the field of patient safety.