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Anonymous Patient Safety Incident Reporting

Employees and health care professionals at New Jersey health care facilities may submit voluntary, confidential, and anonymous reports to the Department of Health regarding incidents that resulted in a serious injury to a specific patient.

The Department of Health encourages anonymous reporters to provide as much information as possible, but the following minimal information is required:

  • Patient's last name
  • Facility name
  • Type of event
Submit Anonymous Patient Safety Report

Note to health care facility operators: You are required by regulations (P.L. 2004, c.9, "The Patient Safety Act") to train employees and health care professionals practicing on your premises of their option to file voluntary anonymous reports on patient safety incidents. You must also post this information in a location that is accessible to those personnel.

Are you looking for Patient Safety Indicators?

Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) are an "Outcome of Care" measure specifically intended to measure the occurrence rate of potentially preventable complications or adverse events that patients experience during their hospital stays.

Though some incidents reported through the Patient Safety Reporting System may eventually be reflected in that year's PSI data, PSIs are not directly connected to the Patient Safety Reporting System. Learn more.

Patient Safety Reporting System

Under the requirements of the New Jersey Patient Safety Act, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers must submit all patient safety events and root cause analyses (RCAs) through the web-based Patient Safety Reporting System.

Instruction manuals, forms, and training materials are available at right.

Last Reviewed: 10/27/2016