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Adverse Health Events in Minnesota - Public reports on preventable adverse events in Minnesota hospitals. The most recent report summarizes completed event reports that hospitals have submitted during the transition period of the law, from October 2004 to October 2005.

The Leapfrog Group - View the latest hospital patient safety performance results in Minnesota. The Leapfrog Group is a national public-private partnership that works to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety.

ICSI Guidelines for Patients & Families - The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) is a collaboration of health care organizations and providers. ICSI has developed best practice guidelines that can be better understood by patients and their families.

Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety - MAPS is a public-private partnership among the Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Hospital Association, Minnesota Medical Association and over 50 other health care organizations working together to improve patient safety.

Patient Safety: Your Role - This pamphlet, developed by the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS), teaches patients how to become actively involved in their health care. The brochure is available in six languages: English, Hmong, Russian, Somalian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Medical Errors & Patient Safety - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), through a Federal initiative to reduce patient errors and increase patient safety, offers resources to patients and providers on tips to improve health care.

Recommendations on Systems Improvements to Advance Evidence-Based Health Care - Minnesota Dept. of Health 2005 legislative report. This status report discusses recommendations on the use of evidence-based health care guidelines--delivery models and methods that work best for certain types of conditions and for the average patient under normal circumstances.

Ask Me 3™ - Offers patients three simple questions they can ask at health care visits. It also has a patient checklist and information to help patients and their families better communicate with health professionals.

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