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​​How can we advance patient safety in primary care? 

While there is increasing evidence on patient safety in acute care settings, less is known about the safety of healthcare services in the community, particularly within primary care.

In 2009, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) partnered with the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC) to commission a research report on the current state of knowledge of patient safety in primary care with the goal of identifying the key issues, priorities, opportunities and strategies for advancing patient safety in primary care in Canada.  Through a competitive process, a research team from the Institute of Health Economics was commissioned to develop the report, “Patient Safe​ty in Primary Care”. 

Together with a pan-Canadian Advisory Group, experts and stakeholders from across Canada and internationally were engaged to contribute information and expertise throughout the research process.