Patient Safety

Every year thousands of American citizens die because of medical/nursing errors, medication errors and accidental injuries in hospitals, nursing homes and in home health settings.

This site was developed for the general public and health professionals in Michigan to assist and educate them about the important issue of patient safety. We hope that the information contained in this website will provide you with the tools necessary to help you protect yourself, your family members and your patients.

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Joint Commission - 2016 National Patient Safety Goals
Joint Commission Sentinel Events
National Patient Safety Foundation - A Central Voice for Patient Safety
United for Patient Safety


Patient Safety for the Public

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Learn how you, as a member of the public, can protect yourself and your family in various health care settings

Patient Safety for Professionals

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Learn how you, as a provider of health care services, can take steps to ensure the safety of patients under your care.