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

Lamba R, Linn K, Fletcher KE. Identifying patient safety problems during team rounds: an ethnographic study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23(8):667-9. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2013-002324.

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July 16, 2014
Lamba R, Linn K, Fletcher KE. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23(8):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.

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Lamba R, Linn K, Fletcher KE. Identifying patient safety problems during team rounds: an ethnographic study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23(8):667-9. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2013-002324.