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Journal Article

The dilemma of patient safety work: perceptions of hospital middle managers.

Sanner M, Halford C, Vengberg S, et al. Journal of healthcare risk management : the journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. 2018;38:47-55.

In this qualitative study at a single university hospital in Sweden, researchers found that hospital middle managers perceived patient safety to be a low priority and that leadership support for patient safety was considered lacking. Underreporting of patient safety incidents and insufficient availability of resources to do patient safety–related work were also cited as significant concerns among the managers interviewed.