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Patient Safety : Databases and Resources

What is Patient Safety?

Patient safety: freedom from accidental injury; ensuring patient safety involves the establishment of operational systems and processes that that minimize the likelihood of errors and maximize the likelihood of intercepting them when they occur.

Source: Kohn LT, Corrigan JM, Donaldson MS. To err is human: building a safer health system. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 2000:211.


MEDLINEPlus contains consumer-friendly patient safety information, including additional links and resources.

Articles Relating to Patient Safety

Find articles about patient safety topics in these consumer-friendly databases. 

Consumer-Friendly Patient Safety Web Resources

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If you are looking for information about drug safety, support groups, or other consumer health concerns, please refer to the Consumer Health Research Guide for more information.


Link to the Patient Safety Orientation Guide

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