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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Review

How does context affect interventions to improve patient safety? An assessment of evidence from studies of five patient safety practices and proposals for research.

Ovretveit JC, Shekelle PG, Dy SM, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2011;20:604-10.

The context in which a patient safety intervention is implemented can be as important for success as the strength of the intervention itself. However, this review of five widely accepted patient safety practices found that few specifically evaluated contextual factors during implementation.