The missing evidence: a systematic review of patients’ experiences of adverse events in health care

January 27, 2016

Source:  International Journal for Quality in Healthcare 27/6 pp. 423-41

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Date of publication:  December 2015

Publication type:  Systematic review

In a nutshell:  Reviewers from Australia examined patients’ experiences of adverse events. Eight bibliographic databases were searched from January 2000 to February 2015 and 33 studies were included. The most common issues that patients identified with regard to their healthcare were medication errors and issues with communication and coordination of care. Those with higher income levels and education were more likely to report incidents. People said they felt distressed after adverse events and this was exacerbated by not receiving sufficient information about the causes.  The reviewers recommend that information about patients’ experience of adverse events must be routinely captured and utilized to develop effective, patient-centred and system-wide policies to minimise and manage AEs.

Length of publication:  19 pages

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The effect of the SAFE or SORRY? programme on patient safety knowledge of nurses in hospitals and nursing homes

August 28, 2010

Source: International Journal of Nursing Studies 47(9) pp. 1117-1125

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Date of publication:  2010

Publication Type: Journal article

In a nutshell: In this article explains how an educational intervention improved hospital nurses’ knowledge on the prevention of pressure ulcers, falls and urinary tract infections.

Length of publication:  8 pages

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