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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Understanding the factors influencing doctors’ intentions to report patient safety concerns: a qualitative study.

Rich A, Viney R, Griffin A. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 2019;112:428-437.

Doctors’ obligation and desire to report patient safety concerns seem fundamental.  This qualitative study describes several barriers that are related to timely reporting including fear of consequences, disapproval from the organization, and organizations’ not taking doctor’s concerns seriously all were perceived barriers to reporting. Psychological safety may be an important facilitator of physician error reporting.