Patient Safety Access for Residents (SAFR) Resource Site

Welcome to the Indiana University School of Medicine Patient Safety Access for Residents (SAFR) Resource Site.

Developed in partnership with the Office of Graduate Medical Education and funded by a Clarian Values Education Fund, this page is intended to be a resource center for IUSM resident and fellow trainees to learn about patient safety concepts.

58% of doctors say they don't report incidents because there is no feedback on incident follow-up.

In addition to highlighting current patient safety issues, this site will provide step by step instructions on how to report incidents at each of the hospital systems at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). Important position papers and web links are available for your perusal.

We hope that you use the SAFR page to enhance your clinical training and to advance the safety practices within our healthcare system.

Patient Safety Action Plan at IUSM

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published To Err is Human, describing the harm embedded in the complex healthcare system in the United States.  The report estimated that each year, between 48,000 and 98,000 deaths could be attributed to medical error.  Much of the focus has been on hospitals but harm is not limited to the inpatient setting.

IUSM has over 1000 graduate medical trainees at the front line of patient care venues from the operating rooms to the pediatric clinics, from the radiology suite to the nursing homes.  Trainees have their finger on the pulse of the patient care systems in all these arenas and are perfectly poised to play a critical role in the healthcare improvement mechanisms. As such, the Patient Safety Action Plan is a campus-wide curriculum designed to educate trainees about safety issues and to enlist them in the process of making significant strides towards establishing safe, reliable patient care.

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