Why should PSOs contribute PSWP to the NPSD?

By enabling PSOs to aggregate PSWP on their own and to contribute nonidentifiable PSWP to the NPSD, the stage has been set for breakthroughs in our understanding of how best to improve patient safety. The NPSD will facilitate the aggregation of sufficient volumes of patient safety event data to identify more rapidly the underlying patterns and causes of risks and hazards associated with the delivery of health care services. By contributing nonidentifiable PSWP to the NPSD, PSOs can accelerate the pace at which the NPSD can advance our knowledge and provide an important adjunct to a PSO's own analyses.