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Journal Article
Study

Sensemaking and the co-production of safety: a qualitative study of primary medical care patients.

Rhodes P, McDonald R, Campbell S, et al. Sociology of health & illness. 2016;38:270-85.

This sociology study used qualitative interviews with primary care patients to explore their conceptualization of patient safety. The patients provided multiple insights that suggested they might feel more equipped to be proactive about ensuring their safety in primary care compared to the less predictable hospital setting.