Source: BMJ Quality and Safety vol./iss 22/7 pp. 554-562
Date of publication: July 2013
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: In high-risk industries, tools that can identify factors that contribute to accidents have been developed. Patients provide feedback on their experience of care in hospitals, but there are no existing measures asking patients to comment on issues that can lead to patient safety incidents. This study aimed to define contributory factors from the Yorkshire Contributory Factors Framework (YCFF) that patients are able to identify in a hospital setting and to use this information to develop a patient measure of safety (PMOS). The draft PMOS worked well and showed that patients are able to identify factors which contribute to the safety of their care.
Length of Publication: 9 pages
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