Patient safety activities

Patient safety activities means the following activities carried out by or on behalf of a PSO or a provider:
(1) Efforts to improve patient safety and the quality of health care delivery;
(2) The collection and analysis of patient safety work product;
(3) The development and dissemination of information with respect to improving patient safety, such as recommendations, protocols, or information regarding best practices;
(4) The utilization of patient safety work product for the purposes of encouraging a culture of safety and of providing feedback and assistance to effectively minimize patient risk;
(5) The maintenance of procedures to preserve confidentiality with respect to patient safety work product;
(6) The provision of appropriate security measures with respect to patient safety work product;
(7) The utilization of qualified staff; and
(8) Activities related to the operation of a patient safety evaluation system and to the provision of feedback to participants in a patient safety evaluation system.


42 CFR § 3.20

Scoping language

As used in this part, the terms listed alphabetically below have the meanings set forth as follows:

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