United States Department of Veterans Affairs

National Center for Patient Safety

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The NCPS was established in 1999 to develop and nurture a culture of safety throughout the Veterans Health Administration. Our goal is the nationwide reduction and prevention of inadvertent harm to patients as a result of their care. Patient safety managers at 153 VA hospitals and patient safety officers at 21 VA regional headquarters participate in the program.

Patient Safety

The primary intended audience for our public Web site is health care professionals and health care administrators.

We encourage veterans and the general public to explore our site, especially the Patient Safety for Patients section, and familiarize themselves with patient safety issues and the wide range of actions VA has taken to improve patient safety.


Patient Safety for Patients

Culture Change: Prevention, not Punishment


Alerts and Advisories - VHA Patient Safety


Publications NCPS in Action
Newsroom Training Initiatives
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Patient Safety Web Resources

Glossary of Patient Safety Terms

Contact Us Jobs at NCPS


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