Å forebygge fatale overdoser: En blandet-metode studie om implementering av pasientsikkerhetstiltak for å forebygge overdosedødsfall etter utskrivelse fra rusbehandlingsinstitusjon.
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To prevent fatal overdoses : A mixed-method study on implementation of patientsafetyinterventions to prevent overdosedeaths following discharge from a multidisciplinary specialized treatment center. (English)
Title: To prevent fatal overdoses
A mixed-method study on implementation of patientsafetyinterventions to prevent overdosedeaths following discharge from a multidisciplinary specialized treatment center.
Background: Overdose fatalities or drug- induced deaths are a serious health concern in Norway. Overdoseprevention following discharge from multidisciplinary specialized treatment centers is lodged as one of the national patient safety program measures in Norway.
Aims: To measure documented application and implementation of the patient safety program in a detoxification and a treatment clinic at The Bergen Clinic Foundation.
Methods: A mixed-methods study was designed to explore documented application and implementation of the four interventions of the patientsafety program. In the quantitative study 880 patient safety checklists registered in a two year period were collected and analyzed with chi-2 test. In the qualitative study five employees were strategic selected to undertake semi-structured interviews regarding their experience with the patientsafety program and the implementation process. The interviews were audio recorded, transcribed verbatim and analyzed thematically.
Findings: The quantitative results show a 88 % response rate. The documented application of the four interventions varies between 63 % and 99 %. There are gender and age differences in addition to differences between the detoxification and the treatment clinic. The qualitative results show the importance of top- management support, presence of adequate promoters and thorough information and training.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 87 p.
Overdoses, prevention, harm reduction, implementation, patient safety, and checklist.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-54392OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-54392DiVA: diva2:946194
Subject / course
Treatment and Care of Substance Abusers Master’s Programme, 120 credits
Dahlberg, Mikael, fil dr och lektor
Svensson, Idor, fil dr och docent