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Affiliated University of Michigan Programs

VA/UM Patient Safety Program

Sanjay Saint, MD, directs the VA/UM Patient Safety Program, which was established with funds from AHRQ in 2001.  The overall goal of the Program is to assemble interdisciplinary teams of investigators, and mentor junior clinician investigators, to conduct creative, high impact research in the following areas:  (1) preventing hospital and nursing home adverse events; (2) enhancing patient safety in ambulatory care; (3) improving medical decision making by physicians and patients as an error reduction strategy; and (4) improving our understanding of the reliability and validity of error assessment.  The Program's Web site can be found at psep.med.umich.edu.*

VA/UM Program on Quality Improvement for Complex Chronic Conditions (QUICCC)

This program, established in May 2006, is directed by Dr. John Piette.  QUICCC’s goal is to coordinate and advance our research projects to develop and evaluate novel interventions that improve the efficiency and quality of care for chronically ill VA and non-VA patients with an emphasis on identifying services that support effective primary care and patient self management.  The program is also designed to provide a forum for developing VA investigators interested in interventional health services research and the resources those junior investigators need to develop ideas and secure funding for larger studies.  The program’s Web site is:  www.med.umich.edu/QUICCC/index.htm.*

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