Project : System issues leading to ‘found on floor’ incidents: A multi-incident analysis

Brief Abstract:

Although attention to patient safety issues in the home care setting is growing, few studies have highlighted health-system level concerns that contribute to patient safety incidents in the home. Found-on-floor incidents are a key patient safety issue that is unique to the home care setting and highlights a number of opportunities for system-level improvements to drive enhanced patient safety.  A multi-incident analysis of found-on-floor incidents documented in the electronic record system was undertaken.

Contact Information:

Jay Shaw, PT, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation
University of Toronto

Health Systems Policy Analyst
Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care

Women’s College Hospital
76 Grenville Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1B2
T 416 323 6400 x 4224


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