the agency for healthcare research and quality has created an on-line clearinghouse for resources on improving patient safety and preventing medical errors. users of ahrq's patient safety network (psnet) can customize the site to automatically collect the latest articles, news and conferences on topics of interest to them, such as bar-coding, and opt to receive weekly updates on the latest patient safety findings, according to ahrq.
ahrq director carolyn clancy, m.d., called the site a "one-stop portal for patient safety resources to help health care professionals improve health care for all americans." developed by a team of researchers from the university of california, san francisco, the site is intended for physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, clinicians, researchers and consumers.
for further information on psnet, visit the site at http://psnet.ahrq.gov