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Influence of external assessment on quality and safety in surgery: a qualitative study of surgeons' perspectives.

Øyri SF, Wiig S, Tjomsland O. Influence of external assessment on quality and safety in surgery: a qualitative study of surgeons’ perspectives. BMJ Open Qual. 2024;13(2):e002672. doi:10.1136/bmjoq-2023-002672.

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June 12, 2024
Øyri SF, Wiig S, Tjomsland O. BMJ Open Qual. 2024;13(2):e002672.
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Independent investigations and regulatory authorities examine individual and system weaknesses in health care settings to prevent harm. This qualitative study involving 15 Norwegian surgeons explored perceptions around external investigations after an adverse event and impacts on transparency, reporting, and learning. Participants highlighted concerns about criminalization and scapegoating, as well as conflicting understanding or culture between medical and regulatory perspectives. 

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Øyri SF, Wiig S, Tjomsland O. Influence of external assessment on quality and safety in surgery: a qualitative study of surgeons’ perspectives. BMJ Open Qual. 2024;13(2):e002672. doi:10.1136/bmjoq-2023-002672.

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