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September 2016

Volume 25

Issue 9

Impact Factor: 4.996

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 4.996.

Free: Editor's Choice

The prevalence of medical error related to end-of-life communication in Canadian hospitals: results of a multicentre observational study

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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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