Patient Safety Rule (November 2008)

The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule) establishes a framework by which hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers may voluntarily report information to Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), on a privileged and confidential basis, for the aggregation and analysis of patient safety events.

See for online reference to the Patient Safety Rule.

Page last reviewed October 2020
Page originally created January 2014

Internet Citation: Patient Safety Rule (November 2008). Content last reviewed October 2020. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

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