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Health professionals' perspectives of safety issues in mental health services: a qualitative study.

Albutt AK, Berzins K, Louch G, et al. Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2021;Epub Mar 16.

The UK’s National Health System has faced gaps in mental health care delivery affecting patient safety. Interviews with 14 mental health professionals identified several factors associated with patient safety in mental health service settings including safety culture, communication systems, service user factors, service process, and staff workload. Interventions to improve patient safety in mental health settings should be developed with these factors in mind.