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Patient and provider

The Public Health Division is committed to supporting safe health care for all Oregonians.

Vision: Patients in Oregon are safe in all interactions with the health care delivery system.

Mission: To provide leadership, information and skills, support and resources to health care providers and patients so that they can ensure patient safety

Patients and Families

Information for patients and families about:

  • How to be active participants in their own care
  • How to contribute to better and safer care

Projects with the Patient Safety Commission

  • Oregon Consortium of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Project - support for the spread of best practices statewide
  • Written notification survey for hospital participants
  • Strategy for measuring statewide patient safety
  • Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Infection Control Project (Oct. 2010 to Dec. 2011)