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Trade-offs between voice and silence: a qualitative exploration of oncology staff’s decisions to speak up about safety concerns

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, July 2014
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Title
Trade-offs between voice and silence: a qualitative exploration of oncology staff’s decisions to speak up about safety concerns
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-14-303
Pubmed ID
Authors

David LB Schwappach, Katrin Gehring

Abstract

Research suggests that "silence", i.e., not voicing safety concerns, is common among health care professionals (HCPs). Speaking up about patient safety is vital to avoid errors reaching the patient and thus to prevent harm and also to improve a culture of teamwork and safety. The aim of our study was to explore factors that affect oncology staff's decision to voice safety concerns or to remain silent and to describe the trade-offs they make.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Philippines 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 94 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 26%
Researcher 18 19%
Student > Master 15 16%
Unspecified 9 9%
Student > Bachelor 7 7%
Other 22 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 23%
Psychology 14 15%
Unspecified 13 14%
Business, Management and Accounting 13 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 13%
Other 22 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 30 July 2014.
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#6,500,293
of 11,411,189 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#2,183
of 3,639 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#78,864
of 186,664 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#67
of 113 outputs
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