ECRI Institute, under contract with the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of the statewide Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS). This Web-based system is the first state reporting system in the United States to require healthcare facilities to report “near-misses” as well as actual events.
The Authority requires more than 480 Pennsylvania-licensed hospitals, birthing centers, ambulatory surgical facilities, and selected abortion facilities to report adverse events and near misses using PA-PSRS.
For additional information about the Patient Safety Authority, or the PA-PSRS program, visit http://www.patientsafetyauthority.org.
Public Access to Patient Safety Advisories
Based on reports received under this mandatory reporting law, the PA-PSRS program publishes a quarterly Patient Safety Advisory.
2006 Annual Report
Read a press release on the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority's 2006 annual report, which includes a link to the executive summary.