Journal Article
Commentary

Framework for direct observation of performance and safety in healthcare.

Catchpole K, Neyens DM, Abernathy J, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2017;26:1015-1021.

Efforts to measure and monitor patient safety improvement can help reveal how work is actually done. This commentary reviews observational study techniques to provide a framework and interactions to consider for researchers seeking to develop observational studies in health care.