The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act) requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the director of AHRQ, to prepare a draft report on effective strategies for reducing medical errors and increasing patient safety. The report includes measures determined appropriate by the Secretary to encourage the appropriate use of effective strategies for reducing medical errors and increasing patient safety, including the use of federally funded programs.
The Patient Safety Act also requires the draft report to be made available for public comment and submitted for review to the Institute of Medicine, now the National Academy of Medicine.
A Notice of Opportunity to Comment has been published in the Federal Register.
The draft report, “Strategies to Improve Patient Safety: Draft Report to Congress for Public Comment and Review by the National Academy of Medicine” is now available for review and comment.
Send comments on the draft report by email to PSQIA.RC@ahrq.hhs.gov no later than February 16, 2021.