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The safety climate in primary care (SAP-C) study: study protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility study

Overview of attention for article published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies, September 2016
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Title
The safety climate in primary care (SAP-C) study: study protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility study
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Pilot and Feasibility Studies, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40814-016-0096-5
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Sinéad Lydon, Sinéad Lydon, Margaret E. Cupples, Nigel Hart, Andrew W. Murphy, Aileen Faherty, Paul O’Connor

Abstract

Research on patient safety has focused largely on secondary care settings, and there is a dearth of knowledge relating to safety culture or climate, and safety climate improvement strategies, in the context of primary care. This is problematic given the high rates of usage of primary care services and the myriad of opportunities for clinical errors daily. The current research programme aimed to assess the effectiveness of an intervention derived from the Scottish Patient Safety Programme in Primary Care. The intervention consists of safety climate measurement and feedback and patient chart audit using the trigger review method. The purpose of this paper is to describe the background to this research and to present the methodology of this feasibility study in preparation for a future definitive RCT. The SAP-C study is a feasibility study employing a randomised controlled pretest-posttest design that will be conducted in 10 general practices in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Five practices will receive the safety climate intervention over a 9-month period. The five practices in the control group will continue care as usual but will complete the GP-SafeQuest safety climate questionnaire at baseline (month 1) and at the terminus of the intervention (month 9). The outcomes of the study include process evaluation metrics (i.e. rates of participant recruitment and retention, rates of completion of safety climate measures, qualitative data regarding participants' perceptions of the intervention's potential efficacy, acceptability, and sustainability), patient safety culture in intervention and control group practices at posttest, and instances of undetected patient harm identified through patient chart audit using the trigger review method. The planned study investigates an intervention to improve safety climate in Irish primary care settings. The resulting data may inform our knowledge of the frequency of undetected patient safety incidents in primary care, may contribute to improved patient safety practices in primary care settings, and may inform future research on patient safety improvement initiatives.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 29%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 3 14%
Other 2 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 5%
Lecturer 1 5%
Other 4 19%
Unknown 4 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 43%
Social Sciences 3 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 5%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 3 14%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 October 2016.
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#8,398,929
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#309
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#110,898
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Outputs of similar age from Pilot and Feasibility Studies
#4
of 7 outputs
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