Patients as Partners in Learning from Unexpected Events

Etchegaray, J.M., Ottosen, M.J., Aigbe, A., Sedlock, E., Sage, W.M., Bell, S.K., Gallagher, T.H., Thomas, E.J.
Submitted: December, 2016

Qualitative interviews about adverse events and recommendations about how they were handled. Patients/family members identified contributing factors related to their adverse event. Given that these contributing factors might not be known to health care organizations because most participants stated that they were not involved in the analysis process, opportunities for organizational learning from patients are potentially being missed. Health care organizations should interview patients/family about the event that harmed them to help ensure a full understanding of the causes of the event.

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  • Peer Reviewed Research