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August 2014

Volume 23

Issue 8

Impact Factor: 2.394

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.

BMJ Quality & Safety received its first Impact Factor under its new title for 2012. However, due to the fact that the journal was only relaunched in January 2011, it is also still listed in the Journal Citation Reports under its former title Quality & Safety in Health Care.

Free: Editor's choice

Article: Systematic review of the application of the plan–do–study–act method to improve quality in healthcare

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Editorial: Building knowledge, asking questions

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Quality Forum 2014

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Research scan

Every month the Health Foundation scans thousands of journals and summarises around 60 of the most interesting studies about healthcare improvement to help you stay up to date.

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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. 

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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.

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Top articles 2013

View the top 10 articles from 2013, as chosen by the Editors and Editorial Advisory Board, here >>