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Seven features of safety in maternity units: a framework based on multisite ethnography and stakeholder consultation.

Liberati EG, Tarrant C, Willars J, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020;Epub Sept 27.

Maternal harm is a sentinel event and improving maternal safety is receiving increased attention in both policy and clinical settings. The researchers used qualitative methods to generate a new plain language framework identifying safe behaviors and practices in inpatient maternity units. Several synergistic features were identified including a commitment to safety culture; technical competence; teamwork, cooperation, and positive working relationships.