The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.
Donaghy E, Salisbury L, Lone NI, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018;27:915-927.
This mixed-methods study sought to identify factors contributing to the early readmission of critical care patients. Through interviews with 58 intensive care unit survivors and caregivers, researchers found that complex health needs and inadequate psychological support contributed to early, unplanned readmission to the hospital. The authors suggest that further work should be done to develop care pathways that anticipate these needs.
Lee R, Baeza JI, Fulop NJ. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018;27:103-109.
Health care leaders increasingly recognize the importance of engaging patients in quality and safety initiatives. Researchers examined how boards of directors at two National Health System hospitals in England gathered and operationalized patient feedback. Patient input informed strategic priorities and inspired initiatives but was underutilized to ensure improvement.