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.
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Improve, Innovate, Inspire. 28-30 September 2015, Hong Kong. Attend the first International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare: Asia.
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.
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.
Read the BMJ Quality & Safety series on Mid Staffordshire, the Francis Inquiries and Healthcare Quality and Safety here >>