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Patient Safety

Published 04/24/2007 11:52 AM   |    Updated 08/21/2014 06:22 PM
How does VA handle patient safety issues?
VA's National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) was established in 1999 to develop and nurture a culture of safety throughout the Veterans Health Administration, dedicated to the nationwide reduction and prevention of inadvertent harm to patients as a result of their care. Patient safety managers at 154 VA hospitals and patient safety officers at 21 VA regional headquarters participate in the program. For information about patient safety, please go to