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J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2018 Dec;62(3):130-142.

SafetyNET Community-based patient safety initiatives: development and application of a Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Survey.

Author information

1
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
2
CARE Program, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry; University of Alberta.
3
Parker University.
4
Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary.
5
Private practice, Calgary, AB.
6
Faculty of Health Sciences, Physiotherapy Faculty, McMaster University.
7
Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
8
New Brunswick Chiropractors' Association.
9
Ontario Chiropractic Association.
10
Newfoundland & Labrador Chiropractic Association.
11
AECC University College.
12
Division of Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
13
Division of Health Care and Outcomes Research, University Health Network.
14
Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Faculty of Health, University of Southern Denmark.
15
Office of Public Health Studies, University of Hawaii.
16
Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta.
17
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta.

Abstract

in English, French

Objectives:

To: 1) develop/adapt and validate an instrument to measure patient safety attitudes and opinions of community-based spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) providers; 2) implement the instrument; and 3) compare results among healthcare professions.

Methods:

A review of the literature and content validation were used for the survey development. Community-based chiropractors and physiotherapists in 4 Canadian provinces were invited.

Results:

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture was the preferred instrument. The survey was modified and validated, measuring 14 patient safety dimensions. 276 SMT providers volunteered to respond to the survey. Generally, SMT providers had similar or better patient safety dimension scores compared to the AHRQ 2016 medical offices database.

Discussion:

We developed the first instrument measuring patient safety attitudes and opinions of community-based SMT providers. This instrument provides understanding of SMT providers' opinions and attitudes on patient safety and identifies potential areas for improvement.

KEYWORDS:

chiropractic; patient safety; spinal manipulation; survey

PMID:
30662067
PMCID:
PMC6319430

Conflict of interest statement

The authors have no disclaimers or competing interests to report in the preparation of this manuscript.

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