Table 2

External consultation key results

Potential end users from developing and transitional countries (Stage 5 respondents, n=73)International experts in patient safety research (Stage 6 respondents, n=46)
Percentage reporting the competencies
 Are easy to understand63 (86%)39 (85%)
 Do not require modification60 (82%)32 (70%)
 Are well adapted to local contexts64 (88%)40 (87%)
 Would be useful for training patient safety researchers73 (100%)43 (93%)
Percentage reporting the competencies would be useful
 As a systematic basis for training60 (82%)37 (80%)
 For defining learning objectives55 (75%)33 (72%)
 To emphasise different knowledge and skills needed53 (73%)37 (80%)
 As a basis to be tailored to different trainee profiles37 (51%)25 (54%)
 To evaluate the progress of trainees57 (78%)23 (50%)
Competency area considered the main priority for training patient safety researchers in their own country:
 Patient safety theory and practice31 (42%)NA
 Designing and conducting research24 (33%)
 Translating findings into safer care18 (25%)
Percentage aware of training opportunities for patient safety researchers in their country13 (18%)NA