A viewpoint article in the June 13 issue of JAMA documents improvements in hospital safety, including a decline in adverse events from 145 events per 1,000 hospitalizations in 2010 to 121 per 1,000 in 2014. The article, "Improving Safety for Hospitalized Patients: Much Progress but Many Challenges Remain," is co-authored by Richard Kronick, Ph.D., a former AHRQ director; Sharon Arnold, Ph.D., AHRQ’s deputy director; and Jeffrey Brady, M.D., M.P.H., director of AHRQ’s Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. The viewpoint notes that progress was stable between 2014 and 2015, and that patient safety efforts must be expanded to nursing facilities and outpatient settings. The article identifies four activities needed to advance progress: additional evidence about what works to reduce harms, better tools to help providers provide safer care, development of less burdensome and more reliable methods for measuring adverse events and making sure that improving safety remains a high priority for hospital administrators and governing boards. Access the article.