Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University

Research at PESD

Patient Safety Research Group

CHP/PCOR Program

Sara J. Singer - Stanford University
David M. Gaba - Stanford University
Anita Tucker
David C. Classen
Bruce W. Spurlock
Jerod M. Loeb
Alyson Falwell
Shoutzu Lin
Jennifer Hayes - CHP/PCOR Data Analyst at Stanford University

Medical errors remain too common in the delivery of healthcare despite substantial efforts of meany healthcare organizations. Researchers who study organizations that face hazardous and turbulent task conditions, yet demonstrate sustained superior safety performance, attribute their achievement in large part to their culture of safety. Drawing on lessons from these “high reliability organizations” (HROs), policymakers interested in improving health care delivery have called upon health care organizations to strengthen their safety culture to reduce adverse events. Founded in 1999, the PSC is a national collaborative of healthcare researchers, organizations, and 150 public and private hospitals that aims to measure and compare the safety culture of its members and to implement and evaluate approaches for improving safety practices.

Useful Links

The following links navigate to the home pages of participating organizations and other leaders in patient safety:

The following links navigate to patient safety-specific pages of key organizations: