Journal article

Open disclosure of adverse events: exploring the implications of service and policy structures on practice.

Reema Harrison, Merrilyn Walton, Jennifer Smith-Merry, Elizabeth Manias, Rick Iedema

Risk Manag Healthc Policy | Published : 2019

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore the service and policy structures that impact open disclosure (OD) practices in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Participants and methods: An explorative study using semi-structured interviews was undertaken with 12 individuals closely involved in the implementation of OD in hospitals at policy or practice levels within the state of NSW, Australia. Interviews explored the service and policy structures surrounding OD and the perceived impact of these on the implementation of the OD policy. These data were thematically analyzed to understand the factors facilitating and creating barriers to openness after adverse events. Results: The data identifi..

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