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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Study

Patients and relatives as auditors of safe practices in oncology and hematology day hospitals.

Rodrigo Rincón I, Irigoyen Aristorena I, Tirapu León B, et al. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021;21:31.

Engaging patients and families is an essential part of identifying and preventing patient safety events. This study found that an educational intervention providing patients and families with the skills necessary to audit four safe practices (patient identification, hand hygiene, blood or chemotherapy identification, and related side effects) can provide healthcare organizations with valuable quality and safety information.