Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH

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"Catheter-associated UTIs" with Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH

PSEP News

Depression may raise risk of gut infection (New York Times, May 9, 2013)
Lead author:  PSEP Research Director Mary Rogers

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About the Patient Safety Enhancement Program

The Ann Arbor VA Medical Center/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program (PSEP) aims to improve the quality of patient care by conducting research that focuses on methods of avoiding or preventing adverse patient outcomes or injuries that stem from the processes of healthcare. Three main components are envisioned: research, operational, and educational-ethical-legal. Currently, the Patient Safety Enhancement Program is focusing on the research component, with an emphasis on reducing hospital-associated complications. The explicit goal of the research component is to build on the work already performed by University of Michigan employees to synthesize and evaluate processes for reducing error, thereby informing decisions regarding the aspects of healthcare that must be modified in order to enhance patient safety. Research results are being disseminated through journal articles, book chapters, and invited lectures. The Patient Safety Enhancement Program has three objectives: