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BMJ Quality & Safety (previously Quality & Safety in Health Care) is an international peer review publication providing, news, opinion, debate and research for academics, clinicians and healthcare managers. It encourages innovation and creative thinking to improve the quality of health care and the science of improvement.
Quality & Safety in Healthcare has an Impact Factor of 1.683 for 2011. However, in January 2011, the journal was relaunched as BMJ Quality & Safety. The change of title means that BMJ Quality & Safety will not receive its first Impact Factor until the 2012 Journal Citation Reports are released in 2013. All previous content is still available through the archive.
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A theory-driven, longitudinal evaluation of the impact of team training on safety culture in 24 hospitals
Effective teamwork facilitates collective learning, which is integral to safety culture. There are no rigorous evaluations of the impact of team training on the four components of safety culture—reporting, just, flexible and learning cultures...
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49% complaints due to 3% doctors
An 11 year study in Australia has found that just 3% of doctors accounted for almost half of all patient complaints. The investigators have suggested a way in which these 'high-risk' doctors may be identified and interventions used to minimise adverse events and patient dissatisfaction.
View a recent presentation from Mary Dixon-Woods, the journal's Deputy Editor-in-Chief, on improving quality and safety