Source: British Journal of Anaesthesia [Epub ahead of print]
Date of publication: February 2015
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Many hospitals are implementing evidence-based perioperative safety guidelines so as to improve patient safety. The authors of this study aimed to develop patient safety indicators. The RAND-modified Delphi method was used to develop a set of patient safety indicators based on the perioperative guidelines. A core group of experts systematically selected recommendations from the guidelines. An expert panel of representative professionals then appraised the recommendations against safety criteria, prioritised them and reached consensus about 11 patient safety indicators. There was great variation in guideline adherence between and within hospitals, identifying opportunities for improvement in the quality of perioperative care.
Length of Publication: 1 web page
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