Source: BMJ Quality & Safety [Epub ahead of print]
Date of publication: February 2016
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Patient safety incident reporting systems (PSRS) have been established for over a decade, but uncertainty remains regarding the role that they can and ought to play in quantifying healthcare-related harm and improving care. This study used a Delphi approach to determine consensus regarding the ideal role of PSRSs and to devise recommendations for best practice.
The study resulted in reasonable consensus among experts on aims and specifications of PSRS. This information can be used to reflect on existing and future PSRS, and their role within the wider patient safety landscape. The role of PSRS as instruments for learning needs to be elaborated and developed further internationally.
Length of publication: 14 pages
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