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Identifying patient and practice characteristics associated with patient-reported experiences of safety problems and harm: a cross-sectional study using a multilevel modelling approach.

Ricci-Cabello I, Reeves D, Bell BG, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2017;26:899-907.

Patient reporting has been shown to identify adverse events that would otherwise not have been detected. This survey study found that patient age and health as well as safety culture in primary care were associated with patient reports of adverse events. The authors suggest targeting safety interventions toward these patient and practice characteristics.