The Center for Patient Safety is a patient safety organization (PSO) whose mission is to provide protection and support to organizations reviewing patient safety data.
- PSOs aggregate data from many providers to identify risk patterns of care and system failure
- PSOs allow providers to work together in a confidential, protected space
- PSOs do not impose fines or other punitive results – PSOs are not a regulatory body
- PSOs assure participating providers their safety work will not be used against them