Journal Article

An improved patient safety reporting system increases reports of disruptive behavior in the perioperative setting.

Katz MG, Rockne WY, Braga R, et al. American journal of surgery. 2020;219:21-26.

This study describes the impact of an upgraded patient safety reporting system that includes an option for positive reporting (e.g., teamwork, positive behavior) at a single academic medical center. The upgraded system resulted in a significant increase in the quantity and length of event reporting. The authors suggest that allowing for positive behavior reporting contributes to a culture of safety, which may have led to an increase in event reporting overall.