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Barriers to self-reporting patient safety incidents by paramedics: a mixed methods study.

Sinclair JE, Austin MA, Bourque C, et al. Barriers to Self-Reporting Patient Safety Incidents by Paramedics: A Mixed Methods Study. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2018;22(6):762-772. doi:10.1080/10903127.2018.1469703.

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January 23, 2019
Sinclair JE, Austin MA, Bourque C, et al. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2018;22(6):762-772.

This survey study identified fear of professional consequences as the major barrier for paramedics in voluntarily reporting a patient safety event in the prehospital setting. The authors suggest that improving safety culture is needed in order to increase event reporting.

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Sinclair JE, Austin MA, Bourque C, et al. Barriers to Self-Reporting Patient Safety Incidents by Paramedics: A Mixed Methods Study. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2018;22(6):762-772. doi:10.1080/10903127.2018.1469703.

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