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Peter D. Mills, MS, PhD

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Director - VA National Center for Patient Safety Field Office


Dartmouth Medical School MS Clinical Evaluative Science 2002
SUNY - Buffalo, PHD Counseling Psychology 1990
U. Washington, BA Philosophy 1983
U. Washington, BS Psychology 1983

Contact Information

Dartmouth Medical School
HB 7900
Hanover NH 03755

Office: 802-291-6285
Email: Peter.Mills@Dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests

Patient Safety
Quality Improvement
Bio-medical Ethics

Selected Publications


Adverse Patient Safety Events During the COVID-19 Epidemic.
Yackel EE, Knowles R, Jones CM, Turner J, Pendley Louis R, Mazzia LM, Mills PD
J Patient Saf. 2023 Aug 1;19(5):340-345. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000001129. Epub 2023 Apr 30.
PMID: 37125700

Delays in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Surgery: Root Causes, Actions Taken, and Recommendations for Healthcare Improvement.
Politi RE, Mills PD, Zubkoff L, Neily J
J Patient Saf. 2022 Oct 1;18(7):e1061-e1066. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000001016. Epub 2022 Apr 30.
PMID: 35532991

Veterans Health Administration Response to the COVID-19 Crisis: Surveillance to Action.
Charles MA, Yackel EE, Mills PD, Welsh DE
J Patient Saf. 2022 Oct 1;18(7):686-691. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000995. Epub 2022 Feb 14.
PMID: 35152235

Review of Reported Adverse Events Occurring Among the Homeless Veteran Population in the Veterans Health Administration.
Soncrant C, Mills PD, Pendley Louis RP, Gunnar W
J Patient Saf. 2021 Dec 1;17(8):e821-e828. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000884.
PMID: 34406986

Root Cause Analysis of Adverse Events Involving Opioid Overdoses in the Veterans Health Administration.
Norris B, Soncrant C, Mills PD, Gunnar W
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2021 Aug;47(8):489-495. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2021.04.010. Epub 2021 May 20.
PMID: 34130919

Delirious Mania: An Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment.
Arsan C, Baker C, Wong J, Scott RC, Felde AB, Mills PD, Stern TA, Rustad JK
Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2021 Feb 18;23(1) pii: 20f02744. doi: 10.4088/PCC.20f02744. Epub 2021 Feb 18.
PMID: 34000141

Power Failures During Surgery: A 2000-2019 Review of Reported Events in the Veterans Health Administration.
Soncrant C, Mills PD, Zubkoff L, Neily J, Mazzia L, Warner LJ, Gunnar W
J Patient Saf. 2021 Dec 1;17(8):e815-e820. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000717.
PMID: 33667056

Suicide and Suicide Attempts on Veterans Affairs Medical Center Outpatient Clinic Areas, Common Areas, and Hospital Grounds.
Rajendran S, Mills PD, Watts BV, Gunnar W
J Patient Saf. 2022 Jan 1;18(1):33-39. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000796.
PMID: 33273398

Retrospective analysis of reported suicide deaths and attempts on veterans health administration campuses and inpatient units.
Mills PD, Soncrant C, Gunnar W
BMJ Qual Saf. 2021 Jul;30(7):567-576. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2020-011312. Epub 2020 Aug 20.
PMID: 32820064

Impact of over-the-door alarms: Root cause analysis review of suicide attempts and deaths on veterans health administration mental health units.
Mills PD, Soncrant C, Bender J, Gunnar W
Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2020 May-Jun;64:41-45. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2020.01.005. Epub 2020 Jan 31.
PMID: 32142894

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