NPSF adopts BMJ Quality & Safety


BMJ Quality & Safety, an international, peer-reviewed journal published by BMJ, will become an official journal of NPSF - The National Patient Safety Foundation - effective July 1, 2014.

Members of the Foundation’s individual membership program, the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety (ASPPS), will receive online access to the journal as a benefit of membership. Organizations belonging to the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program will be able to subscribe to the print journal at a special member rate.

Also as part of the agreement, Dr Tejal Gandhi, president of NPSF, will join the journal’s editorial advisory board.

“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with one of the most distinguished and widely read journals in the field,” Dr Gandhi said. “This collaboration puts invaluable research into the hands of our members, who are working every day to improve patient safety and health care quality around the globe.”

BMJ Quality & Safety is one of more than 50 specialist titles published by global health care knowledge provider, BMJ. Issued monthly, its content includes news, opinion, debate, and research articles that focus on the science of improvement in the context of health care delivery.

“Our goal at BMJ Quality & Safety is to integrate the academic and clinical aspects of quality and safety in health care,” said Janet O’Flaherty, publisher of the journal. “We are very pleased to bring Dr. Gandhi’s expertise in patient safety to our editorial advisory board and to reach the NPSF membership base, which is truly a reflection of our audience—clinicians, researchers, patient advocates, and those in health leadership positions.”

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