Patient safety

The research cycle: identifying solutions

Classic studies in patient safety research

The research cycle: identifying solutions

To improve patient safety we need to conduct research to determine which solutions are effective in making care safer and reducing patient harm, compared to the standard of care.

  • Greengold
    ppt, 975kb

    Randomized clinical trial
    Greengold N, Shane R, Schneider P,Flynn E, Elashoff J,Hoying C, Barker K, Bolton LB. The Impact of Dedicated Medication Nurses on the Medication Administration Error Rate: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Arch Intern Med, 2003:163:2359-2367.
  • Hillman (MERIT)
    ppt, 640kb

    Cluster randomized clinical trial
    MERIT study investigators. Introduction of the medical emergency team (MET) system: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. The Lancet 2005, 365:2091-2097.
  • Nielsen
    ppt, 920kb

    Cluster randomized clinical trial
    Nielsen PE, Goldman MB, Mann S, et al.Effects of teamwork training on adverse outcomes and process of care in labor and delivery: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol, 2007, 109:48-55.
  • Pronovost
    ppt, 918kb

    Prospective intervention study
    Pronovost P, et. al. An Intervention to Decrease Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in the ICU. the New England Journal of Medecine, 2006, 355:2725-32.
  • Reggiori
    ppt, 630kb

    Randomized clinical trial
    Reggiori A et al. Randomized study of antibiotic prophylaxis for general and gynaecological surgery from a single centre in rural Africa. British Journal of Surgery, 1996, 83:356–359.