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Journal Article

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

Sinclair JE, Austin MA, Bourque C, et al. Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors. 2018;22:762-772.

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.