Patient Safety Reporting Program
A key element of the Commission’s work in Oregon is the Patient Safety Reporting Program (PSRP). By identifying adverse events, healthcare organizations have an opportunity to learn from past experience to improve patient safety and reinforce organizational safety culture and transparency. The reporting program offers organizations a way to share lessons learned, correct underlying system failures, and contribute to a state-wide pool of information that can be used to identify themes and facilitate shared learning.
An adverse event is an event resulting in unintended harm or creating the potential for harm that is related to any aspect of a patient’s care (by an act of commission or omission) rather than to the underlying disease or condition of the patient; adverse events may or may not be preventable.
Each year, the Commission publishes annual summaries that provide an aggregate look at adverse event reports submitted by ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals, nursing homes, and pharmacies. With participation and reporting from these healthcare organizations, we can build a robust repository of information to provide useful feedback and inform improvement efforts. Oregon’s voluntary reporting system is unique and can be preserved by full participation from healthcare organizations.
The Commission is committed to providing healthcare organizations with support and evidence-based resources so that the safest, most reliable, and high-quality care can be given to patients and residents in Oregon. Please consider the Commission as your partner in patient safety and thank you for your commitment to safe care.
To view annual summaries, see who is participating, or get information about participating in, and reporting to, the Patient Safety Reporting program, please visit the following pages:
The Commission’s recognition targets are intended to guide healthcare organizations participating in the PSRP.
Learn more and view targets »
Patient Safety Consultants
For more information about adverse event reporting in your facility, contact one of the Commission’s patient safety consultants: