Journal Article
Study

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.