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Patient and caregiver factors in ambulatory incident reports: a mixed-methods analysis.

Sharma AE, Huang B, Del Rosario JB, et al. Patient and caregiver factors in ambulatory incident reports: a mixed-methods analysis. BMJ Open Qual. 2021;10(3):e001421. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2021-001421.

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November 24, 2021
Sharma AE, Huang B, Del Rosario JB, et al. BMJ Open Qual. 2021;10(3):e001421.

Patients and caregivers play an essential role in safe ambulatory care. This mixed-methods analysis of ambulatory safety reports identified three themes related to patient and caregivers factors contributing to events – (1) clinical advice conflicting with patient priorities, (2) breakdowns in communication and patient education contributing to medication adverse events, and (3) the fact that patients with disabilities are vulnerable to due to the external environment.  

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Sharma AE, Huang B, Del Rosario JB, et al. Patient and caregiver factors in ambulatory incident reports: a mixed-methods analysis. BMJ Open Qual. 2021;10(3):e001421. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2021-001421.