Current issue

October 2015

Volume 24

Issue 10

Impact Factor: 3.988

BMJ Quality & Safety (previously Quality & Safety in Health Care) is an international peer review publication providing research, opinions, debates and reviews for academics, clinicians and healthcare managers focused on the quality and safety of health care and the science of improvement.

The journal receives approximately 1000 manuscripts a year and has an acceptance rate for original research of 12%. Time from submission to first decision averages 22 days and accepted articles are typically published online within 20 days. Its current impact factor is 3.988.

Free: Editor's Choice

A patient-initiated voluntary online survey of adverse medical events: the perspective of 696 injured patients and families

Read the article here >>

Previous choices >>

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Top Articles 2014

View the top 10 articles from 2014, as chosen by the Editors and Editorial Advisory Board, here >>

Asia Forum

Improve, Innovate, Inspire. 28-30 September 2015, Hong Kong. Attend the first International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare: Asia.

Personal Folders Closure

We are closing the personal folders on on October 31st 2015 in line with extensive user feedback. If you're a user of the folders, please do move any content on there to another content management tool. For more information, please contact us at support{at} or via phone +44 (0) 207 111 1105.

Resource Centre

Visit the Health Foundation's Patient Safety Resource Centre to view both existing and new research collated for the benefit of safe and reliable care.

Resource Centre >>

Mid Staffordshire

Read the BMJ Quality & Safety series on Mid Staffordshire, the Francis Inquiries and Healthcare Quality and Safety here >>