Establishing National Patient Safety Oversight Agencies
A federal Office of Patient Safety and Health Care Quality would be established to improve patient safety and reduce medical errors across the health care system in the United States.
The Office would establish and maintain a National Patient Safety Database to receive non-identifiable patient safety work product.
The Office would award grants to facilitate the reporting, collection, and analysis of patient safety data and the development and dissemination of training guidelines and other recommendations to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety and quality of care.
The legislation would also require an on-going analysis of the patient safety data in the Database and other available data to determine performance and systems standards, tools, and best practices (including peer-review) for doctors and other health care providers necessary to prevent medical errors, improve patient safety, and increase accountability within the health care system.