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November 2014

Volume 23

Issue 11

Impact Factor: 3.281

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 3.281.

Free: Editor's choice

Original Research: Mitigating errors caused by interruptions during medication verification and administration: interventions in a simulated ambulatory chemotherapy settings

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Mid Staffordshire

Read the BMJ Quality & Safety series on Mid Staffordshire, the Francis Inquiries and Healthcare Quality and Safety here >>

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.

Research scan >>

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 >>

Top articles 2013

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