Patient Safety at UCSF

National Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 3-9, 2013


Advancing the safety of health care for all patients is a team effort, and one that UCSF, as an academic medical center, is superbly qualified to tackle.

Whether it is contributing to the evidence for effective strategies to improve care, understanding and addressing where there are gaps in the delivery of safe care, or training the next generation of clinicians, the University’s strengths in research, policy, medicine, and education are focused on improving patient safety not just at UCSF but across the world.

In the following story and the stories below, see a few examples of innovative patient safety initiatives involving UCSF.

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Previous Stories on Patient Safety

UCSF Nursing Achieves Magnet Status for Patient Care, Innovation
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New Curriculum Teaches Pediatric Residents Proper Handoffs
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UCSF Medical Center Gets Great HealthGrades
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Giant Leap Toward Improved Safety, Care With Electronic Health Records
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New UCSF Robotic Pharmacy Aims to Improve Patient Safety
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Patient Safety Tools and Resources

UCSF Medical Center has tips to ensure patient safety as well as a hotline for people to report concerns. Click here for more information.

For fact sheets and research from the independent, not-for-profit National Patient Safety Foundation, click here.