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December 2015

Volume 24

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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

Do pneumonia readmissions flagged as potentially preventable by the 3M PPR software have more process of care problems? A cross-sectional observational study

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Previous choices >>

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Identifying preventable readmissions: an achievable goal or waiting for Godot?

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.

Safety measurement

In this presentation given at the Health Foundation's 'What matters most in measurement' event, Deputy Editor Mary Dixon-Woods takes a look at the history of safety measurement through to the modern day and how different methods of measurement can yield varying results. 

Presentation >>

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 >>