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Journal Article
Review

Speaking up for patient safety by hospital-based health care professionals: a literature review.

Okuyama A, Wagner C, Bijnen B. BMC health services research. 2014;14:61.

Empowering frontline caregivers to speak up about safety hazards is crucial to developing a culture of safety. This literature review describes several factors that encourage providers to identify and discuss safety issues, including the perceived risk to patients and support from higher management.