Tools for measuring patient safety in primary care settings using the RAND/UCLA appropriateness method

  title={Tools for measuring patient safety in primary care settings using the RAND/UCLA appropriateness method},
  author={Brian G. Bell and Rachel Spencer and Anthony J. Avery and Stephen M. Campbell},
  booktitle={BMC family practice},
BACKGROUND The majority of patient contacts occur in general practice but general practice patient safety has been poorly described and under-researched to date compared to hospital settings. Our objective was to produce a set of patient safety tools and indicators that can be used in general practices in any healthcare setting and develop a 'toolkit' of feasible patient safety measures for general practices in England. METHODS A RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method exercise was conducted with a… CONTINUE READING
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