February 24, 2016
Source: Health Education England
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Date of publication: January 2016
Publication type: Video
In a nutshell: ‘Responding to Concerns’, is a new educational film developed by Health Education England that aims to improve patient safety. Developed with input from patient safety experts, including our raising concerns network, the film aims to equip staff with the knowledge, skills and confidence to adequately and safely respond to patient safety concerns.
Length of publication: 1 webpage
December 23, 2015
Source: American Journal of Medical Quality 30/6 pp. 550-8
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Date of publication: November 2015
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Although medical error reporting has been studied, under-reporting remains pervasive. The study aims were to identify the organisational factors with the greatest perceived effect on error reporting and to determine whether associations differ for management and clinical staff.
Error feedback was perceived as the most significant predictor, while organisational learning was another significant factor. It also was found that although management support for patient safety was significantly related to error reporting among clinical staff, this association was not significant among management. This difference is relevant because managers may not be aware that their failure to demonstrate support for safety leads to underreporting by frontline clinical staff. Findings from this study can inform hospitals’ efforts to increase error reporting.
Length of publication: 9 pages