Barriers and success factors to the implementation of a multi-site prospective adverse event surveillance system.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
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.