Patient Safety Data Resources
Patient Safety Toolbox for States
This comprehensive electronic toolbox is intended to provide states with tools they can use or modify as they develop or improve adverse event reporting systems. The toolbox includes information (policies, practices, forms, reports, methods, and contracts) related to states’ reporting systems, links to other Web resources, and fast facts and issues related to patient safety.
Maximizing the Use of State Adverse Event Data to Improve Patient Safety
Many of the resources contained in the Patient Safety Toolbox for States were initially collected as part of a NASHP initiative, supported by the Commonwealth Fund, that helped to identify opportunities for improving the collection, analysis, and feedback of data obtained through state adverse event reporting systems. That initiative focused on 11 states with adverse event reporting systems and resulted in an October 2005 report.
Supported by the Commonwealth Fund, a national, private foundation based in New York City that supports independent research on health and social issues. The views presented here are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Commonwealth Fund, its directors, officers, or staff.