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Journal Article

Identifying patient safety problems during team rounds: an ethnographic study.

Lamba R, Linn K, Fletcher KE. BMJ quality & safety. 2014;23:667-9.

Although this direct observation study found that medical team rounds usually include conversation about patient safety concerns, appropriate mitigating action was discussed for only 50% of issues. The authors highlight how rounds offer an opportunity to detect potential risks and educate teams about patient safety in real time.