Medical Errors and Patient Safety

Medical errors and patient safety fact sheets

Health Care Simulation to Advance Safety: Responding to Ebola and Other Threats

This issue brief underscores the helpful role simulation can serve in response to the Ebola virus disease, other emergent epidemic challenges, provider and patient safety, and quality of care in general.

Improving Patient Safety Through Simulation Research

This fact sheet summarizes grant awards for simulation research projects funded by AHRQ in FY 2011.

Impact of Working Conditions on Patient Safety

This fact sheet summarizes AHRQ research initiatives related to how medical errors occur and how they can be addressed in the health care system.

Internet Citation: Medical Errors and Patient Safety. Content last reviewed April 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/errors-safety/index.html