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BMJ Quality & Safety (previously Quality & Safety in Health Care) is an international peer review publication providing, news, opinion, debate and research for academics, clinicians and healthcare managers. It encourages innovation and creative thinking to improve the quality of health care and the science of improvement.
Quality & Safety in Healthcare has an Impact Factor of 1.683 for 2011. However, in January 2011, the journal was relaunched as BMJ Quality & Safety. The change of title means that BMJ Quality & Safety will not receive its first Impact Factor until the 2012 Journal Citation Reports are released in 2013. All previous content is still available through the archive.
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In situ simulation: detection of safety threats and teamwork training in a high risk emergency department
In situ simulation has been described as ‘crash testing the dummy’. More formally, it is a team-based training technique conducted in actual patient care units using equipment and resources from that unit and involving actual members of the healthcare team...
This recent issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of BMJ Quality & Safety.
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How safe is care today? Read the Health Foundation's report and proposed framework on measuring and monitoring safety
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We've just published two themed issues, one focussing on building healthcare teams and another that explores the effectiveness of simulation-based training in improving patient safety. Both have been guest edited by Eduardo Salas and colleagues from the USA, with contributions from various countries.
View a recent presentation from Mary Dixon-Woods, the journal's Deputy Editor-in-Chief, on improving quality and safety