Journal Article

Developing person-centred analysis of harm in a paediatric hospital: a quality improvement report.

Lachman P, Linkson L, Evans T, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2015;24:337-44.

Through an iterative process, researchers developed and tested a simple tool for patients and family members to report potential harms during hospitalization. The tool led to some improvements in staff reporting and other safety behaviors, but there was no measurable change in safety culture scores for the ward during the study period. This tool is an example of the increasingly utilized strategy of engaging patients in preventing errors.