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Health Care Quality & Safety

Health care quality and safety metrics

Impact Factor

An Impact Factor is one measure of the relative importance of a journal, individual article or scientist to science and social science literature and research. 

You may want to determine a journal's impact factor before considering a submission.  Use the Journal Citation Reports database to determine a journal impact factor.

Organize Your Research

EndNote and RefWorks are two popular information management tools that enable you to organize your citations, attach PDFs of articles, share citations for collaboration, and insert citations and create bibliographies as you write.

  • EndNote is available as a desktop version (purchase required through the U Bookstore or UWare), or as a free-to-UW-subscription web-based program.

SQUIRE Guidelines

SQUIRE:  Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence

The SQUIRE Guidelines help authors write excellent, usable articles about quality improvement in healthcare so that findings may be easily discovered and widely disseminated.

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