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Journal Article

Applying ethnography to the study of context in healthcare quality and safety.

Leslie M, Paradis E, Gropper MA, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2014;23:99-105.

Context has been identified as an important factor for successfully implementing patient safety improvements. This review highlights how ethnography can be used to identify and document factors that influence care delivery, including clinician behaviors and social relationships.