Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Resources and Organizations


AHRQ Patient Safety Network

Ogrinc GS, Headrick LA, Moore SM, Barton AJ, Dolanksky MA, Madigosky WS. Fundamentals of Health Care Improvement: A Guide to Improving Your Patients' Care (2nd Edition). Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission, 2012.

Quality Improvement Guide from Health Care Ontario

Local Groups and Organizations

IHI University of Toronto Open School

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Institute for Health System Solutions & Virtual Care, Women's College Hosptial

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital

Canadian Organizations

Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI)

Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada)

Health Quality Ontario (HQO)

International Organizations

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Australian Patients Safety Foundation

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua)

National Health Service: National Patient Safety Agency

Paediatric International Patient Safety and Quality Community (PIPSQC)

VA National Centre for Patient Safety 

The UK Health Foundation 

World Alliance for Patient Safety, World Health Organization

Academic Journals

American Journal of Medical Quality

BMJ Quality Improvement Reports

BMJ Quality and Safety

Implementation Science

Healthcare Quarterly

International Journal for Quality in Healthcare

Joint Commission on Quality and Patient Safety

Journal of Patient Safety

Journal for Healthcare Quality

Annual Conferences

AcademyHealth's Annual Research Meeting

Canadian Patient Safety Institute Annual Conference

Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research

ISQua International Scientific Meeting

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Annual Forum/Summit

Health Quality Transformation