Patient safety and patient assessment in pre-hospital care: a study protocol
2016 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, ISSN 1757-7241, Vol. 24, no 1, 1-7 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: Patient safety issues in pre-hospital care are poorly investigated. The aim of the planned study is to
survey patient safety problems in pre-hospital care in Sweden.
Methods/Design: The study is a retro-perspective structured medical record review based on the use of 11 screening
criteria. Two instruments for structured medical record review are used: a trigger tool instrument designed for
pre-hospital care and a newly development instrument designed to compare the pre-hospital assessment with
the final hospital assessment. Three different ambulance organisations are participating in the study. Every month,
one rater in each organisation randomly collects 30 medical records for review. With guidance from the review
instrument, he/she independently reviews the record. Every month, the review team meet for a discussion of
problematic reviews. The results will be analysed with descriptive statistics and logistic regression.
Discussion: The findings will make an important contribution to knowledge about patient safety issues in prehospital
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 24, no 1, 1-7 p.
Adverse events, Patient assessment, Pre-hospital care, Patient safety
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject Människan i vården
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-8850DOI: 10.1186/s13049-016-0206-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-8850DiVA: diva2:903330
ProjectsPatientsäkerhet i ambulanssjukvård