Global Research Priorities to Better Understand the Burden of Iatrogenic Harm in Primary Care: An International Delphi Exercise

Cresswell, K.M. ; Panesar, S.S. ; Salvilla, S.A. ; Carson-Stevens, A. ; Larizgoitia, I. ; Donaldson, L.J. ; Bates, D. ; Sheikh, A. ; Aibar, C. (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Al-Bulushi, H. ; Al-Mudaf, B. ; Aljadhey, H. ; Amin, F. ; Avery, A. ; Barker, P. ; Brami, J. ; Chikobvu, P. ; Esmail, A. ; Hickner, J. ; Houston, N. ; Khoja, T. ; Langelaan, M. ; Letaief, M. ; Liu, C. ; Madhok, R. ; Makeham, M. ; Michel, P. ; Neyaz, Y. ; Herault, L.R. ; Singh, G. ; Singh, R. ; Soennichsen, A. ; Spieker, N. ; Trier, H. ; Thind, A. ; Twum-Danso, N. ; Verstappen, W. ; Wallis, K. ; Whittaker, S. ; Allegranzi, B. ; Kelley, E. ; Diane Lashoher, A. ; Babar Syed, S. ; Villafaina, A. ; Yohannes, Y. ; Wang, K. ; Audera-Lopez, M. ; Kieny, M.P
Global Research Priorities to Better Understand the Burden of Iatrogenic Harm in Primary Care: An International Delphi Exercise
Resumen: There is a need to identify and reach agreement on key foci for patient safety research in primary care contexts and understand how these priorities differ between low-, middle-, and high-income settings.
We conducted a modified Delphi exercise, which was distributed to an international panel of experts in patient safety and primary care.
Family practice and pharmacy were considered the main contexts on which to focus attention in order to advance patient safety in primary care across all income categories. Other clinical contexts prioritised included community midwifery and nursing in low-income countries and care homes in high-income countries.
The sources of patient safety incidents requiring further study across all economic settings that were identified were communication between health care professionals and with patients, teamwork within the health care team, laboratory and diagnostic imaging investigations, issues relating to data management, transitions between different care settings, and chart/patient record com- pleteness.
This work lays the foundation for a range of research initiatives that aim to promote a more comprehensive appreciation of the burden of unsafe primary care, develop understanding of the main areas of risk, and identify interventions that can enhance the safety of primary care provision internationally

Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001554
Año: 2013
Publicado en: PLOS MEDICINE 10, 11 (2013), e1001554 [6 pp]
ISSN: 1549-1277

Factor impacto JCR: 14.0 (2013)
Categ. JCR: MEDICINE, GENERAL & INTERNAL rank: 6 / 155 = 0.039 (2013) - Q1 - T1
Tipo y forma: Artículo (Versión definitiva)
Área (Departamento): Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública (Departamento de Microbiología, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública)

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