NPSB Advocacy Advances, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Publishes Op-Ed
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a February 10 op-ed by Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD advocating for a National Patient Safety Board (NPSB) based on the model of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Over the past few weeks, including being onsite within hours, the NTSB has responded rapidly to determine the cause of the January 2022 Fern Hollow bridge collapse, and the agency does so for transportation incidents across the country. Dr. Feinstein raised the call for an NPSB that would similarly respond to accidents from medical error in health care. Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette here.
The NPSB Advocacy Coalition continues to grow, with nine new members joining in 2022 so far: Consumer Health Ratings, HealthySimulation.com, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Medical Malpractice Insights, Nile's Project, Pegwin, Sepsis Alliance, St. Clair Health, and Washington Patient Safety Coalition.