This report presents the results of an environmental scan of existing patient safety education and training programs. It presents data collected and cataloged on 333 current, active, and recurring patient safety education and training programs; a characterization of those programs by various factors, including sponsor, target audience, program objectives, delivery method, duration, and cost; and recommendations for potential future patient safety education and training efforts.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Rockville, MD 20857
Contract No. 290200600019
American Institutes for Research
Chapter 1. Environmental Scan
Define Patient Safety
Identify Sources of Information
Results of Environmental Scan
Chapter 2. Electronic Searchable Catalog
Standardized Database Template for Data Abstraction
Results from Data Abstraction
Chapter 3. Qualitative Analysis of Consumer Perspectives
Themes from the Qualitative Analysis
Chapter 4. Results and Next Steps
Summary of Themes
Appendix A. Key Search Terms for Environmental Scan
Appendix B. Data Entry Screens
Appendix C. Query Screen
Appendix D. Sample Query Results
Appendix E. Frequency Analyses for Content Area and Clinical Area
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None of the investigators has any affiliations or financial involvement that conflicts with the material presented in this report.
This report was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through contract HHSA290200600019i to the American Institutes for Research. The opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not reflect the official position of AHRQ or the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.