Leading Physicians' Organization Expands Patient Safety Focus

The nation’s health policy community is mourning the loss of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s director, John Eisenberg, M.D., who died on March 10 of a brain tumor. He was the federal official most reponsible for ensuring significant funding for patient safety research, and had coined his agency’s mantra, “TRIP” for “translating research into practice.” He had keynoted NCPIE’s national conference in May 2001; AHRQ was recently named to NCPIE’s Board of Directors.