Table 4

Quality scores for incident report data at baseline and 12 months after randomisation for both intervention and control groups

Incident report dataAt baselineAt 12 monthsGroup comparison at 12 months
Intervention (n=28)Control (n=32)Intervention (n=28)Control (n=32)CP95% CIp Value
Number of reports of patient safety incidents per practice0.36 (1.52)0.44 (1.05)4.68 (4.94)2.91 (5.29)0.65(0.50 to 0.79)0.045
Quality score for incident reports*0.34 (1.22)0.35 (0.88)2.19 (1.94)1.40 (1.66)0.65(0.51 to 0.79)0.038
Overall assessment of error management†0.14 (0.45)0.23 (0.53)0.99 (0.76)0.70 (0.86)0.60(0.46 to 0.75)0.148
  • Mean and SD are presented for all incident report data.

  • *Maximum quality score for reports is 5.

  • †Maximum score on overall assessment is 4.

  • Quality of patient safety incident reports was assessed by adapting an assessment method from Significant Event Analysis in general practice20 (see online supplementary appendix 2).