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Evaluating incident learning systems and safety culture in two radiation oncology departments.

Adamson L, Beldham-Collins R, Sykes J, et al. Evaluating incident learning systems and safety culture in two radiation oncology departments. J Med Radiat Sci. Epub 2021 Dec 10. doi: 10.1002/jmrs.563

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February 16, 2022
Adamson L, Beldham‐Collins R, Sykes J, et al. J Med Radiat Sci. 2021;Epub Dec 9.

Reporting of near misses and adverse events can provide a foundation for learning from error. This quality improvement project surveyed radiation oncology staff in two local health districts to assess understanding and use of incident learning systems, barriers to reporting or needs for process change, and perception of departmental safety culture. System processes (e.g., takes too long) were identified as barriers to reporting more frequently than safety culture (e.g., fear of negative action towards self or others).