Patient Safety Reports
How to submit a report as a House Officer, including anonymously.
Any faculty/staff can submit a patient safety report about any patient safety concern. Reports are not punitive and can be submitted anonymously. House Officers are encouraged and urged to submit whenever a patient safety concern arises.
If you have questions, please contact the House Officer Quality and Safety Committee (HOQSC). [Umich Internal Link]
- Patient Safety Reports are not punitive and can be submitted anonymously.
- Any faculty/staff can submit to express a safety concern
- The goals are to uncover and address underlying systemic issues and improve safety culture.
- Michigan Medicine Policy protects you from any consequences of your submission. There is zero tolerance for retaliatory behavior.
- You cannot be penalized for submitting a report and are always encouraged to submit whenever a concern arises.
- House Officers should have a low threshold to submit reports!
- At minimum, various quality groups will be aware of the issue.
- At maximum, the hospital system will change for the better.
All safety reports are reviewed by House Officer Quality and Safety Committee (HOQSC) leadership; certain reports are chosen for further discussion at monthly meetings. Those discussed are selected based on several factors, including seriousness, whether they are recurrent or actionable, etc. Sentinel events (severe cases resulting in death or serious injury) also undergo review by the Sentinel Events Review Committee (SERC).