• Study
  • Published May 2014

Barriers and success factors to the implementation of a multi-site prospective adverse event surveillance system.

This focus group study examined leadership, clinician, and administrator perspectives on implementation of an adverse event surveillance system. A trained clinical observer assessed triggers designed to indicate a possible adverse event in general medicine inpatient ward settings. Participants supported the approach and involvement of frontline staff in safety surveillance to foster a safety culture and enhance patient safety education for trainees.

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