Quality & Patient Safety

PSOs to help prevent errors through data sharing

Patient Safety Monitor, March 1, 2009

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Four years after the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 authorized the creation of Patient Safety Organizations (PSO), hospitals can now join a PSO of their choice. Ultimately, what this provides hospitals around the country is a chance to receive stronger data analysis and solutions surrounding quality- and patient safety–related errors, enabling them to create better systems for patient care.

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