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Review

Development of a theoretical framework of factors affecting patient safety incident reporting: a theoretical review of the literature.

Archer S, Hull L, Soukup T, et al. BMJ open. 2017;7:e017155.

Weaknesses in error reporting include lack of use, data quality, and reliable feedback. This review describes a framework to better understand the challenges affecting reporting successes. The authors suggest that focusing on organizational, process, and system issues is necessary to design interventions that enhance practitioner use of reporting mechanisms.