Journal Article

Barriers and success factors to the implementation of a multi-site prospective adverse event surveillance system.

Backman C, Forster AJ, Vanderloo S. International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care. 2014;26:418-25.

This focus group study examined leadership, clinician, and administrator perspectives on implementation of an adverse event surveillance system. A trained clinical observer assessed triggers designed to indicate a possible adverse event in general medicine inpatient ward settings. Participants supported the approach and involvement of frontline staff in safety surveillance to foster a safety culture and enhance patient safety education for trainees.