Creating Partnerships through Patient Safety Awareness Week

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Executive SummaryThe National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) established the first Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW) in 2002 and included a unique partnership of health care participants.NPSF supports organizations such as The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center with structure and suggested activities for a PSAW program.The PSAW program includes activities for staff, patients, and families.M.D. Anderson measures the success of PSAW by its impact on the culture of the organization.

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