Open Access Research Article Article ID: GJA-4-135

    An Experience Feedback Committee for Improving Patient Safety: An Observational Study in Anaesthesiology

    Patrice Francois*, Claude Jacquot, Elodie Sellier, Daniel Anglade, Bastien Boussat and Pierre Albaladejo

    Background & Aims: An experience feedback committee (EFC) is a management method for patient safety designed for a medical team. The aim of this study was to analyse the functioning of an EFC in an anaesthesia department and to explore its contribution to patient safety.

    Method: We conducted a descriptive study based on all the written documents produced by the EFC between October 2009 and September 2011.

    We analysed all reported incidents, reports of meetings and event analysis reports. Incidents were classified according to the Conceptual Framework for the International Classification for Patient Safety.

    Results: During the study period, there were 16 meetings attended by a total of 26 people including 13 anaesthetists. A total of 156 reported incidents were analysed. Most of them (94%) had no medical consequence for the patient. Ten incidents were selected to be analysed in detail. Twelve corrective actions were carried out including five training sessions, four protocols written, two changes in organisation and one change in environment.

    Conclusions: The EFC appears to be an attractive method to involve healthcare professionals in quality and safety management.

    Keywords: Patient Safety; Incidents; Near-Misses

    Published on: Jul 8, 2017 Pages: 28-31

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-3476.000035
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