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New feature on AHRQ PSNet: Patient Safety Primers

AHRQ PSNet (, a national Web-based resource featuring the latest news and essential resources on patient safety, introduces Patient Safety Primers to guide users through key concepts in the field. Each Primer provides background and context, is continually updated with items newly added to AHRQ PSNet, and highlights relevant content from AHRQ PSNet and AHRQ WebM&M (a Web-based journal showcasing patient safety lessons drawn from actual cases of medical errors at Available topics include medication reconciliation, never events, and root cause analysis. More topics will be added in the future.

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