Journal Article
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What methods are used to apply positive deviance within healthcare organisations? A systematic review.

Baxter R, Taylor N, Kellar I, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2016;25:190-201.

This systematic review explored studies of positive deviants, those with exceptional performance, in health care. Researchers found that the most common patient safety research topic using this approach to date is health care‚Äďassociated infections. The authors suggest that more methodological rigor is needed to apply the approach to patient safety research more widely.