Call for Papers: Striving for equity in the quality and safety of patient care

Equity is a key domain of healthcare quality. High quality, safe healthcare should be available to all, regardless of geography, income, race, gender, sex or any other characteristic. However, systemic biases and barriers are widespread. In addition to well-established inequalities in health and in access to healthcare, it is becoming increasingly clear that there are […]

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The debriefing toolkit – what are the necessary components?

Clinical debriefing occurs in many different contexts in acute healthcare, including after unexpected clinical deterioration, recognized safety events, and provider mistreatment/patient incivility. In these situations, the debrief is often intended as a forum for reflection and, ideally, both immediate and future improved interprofessional team communication, individual reflection and psychological restoration.1,2 Such debriefing differs from that […]

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Top 10 Articles of 2022, #1-5

In this post, we’re offering summaries and comments on articles from BMJ Quality & Safety’s Top 10 Articles of 2022. To check out the full list of our 24 finalists, click here, and to see more on Articles #6-10, click here. Additionally, to learn more about the Top Article selection process, click here. To briefly […]

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Introducing the Top Research Articles of 2022

Choosing the top articles published in BMJ Quality and Safety is a challenge every year, and 2022 was no exception. We saw ­­­­­­­a high number of submissions, with a broad range of topics and study designs. As ever, our editors and editorial board had some difficult choices to make in selecting the top Research Articles […]

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Lessons from remote antenatal care during the COVID-19 pandemic: how can we ensure equitable, safe, and patient-centred care?

Antenatal care is essential to supporting a healthy pregnancy. Traditionally, face-to-face consultations allowed for regular assessment and monitoring of the pregnancy, and represented an opportunity to support, reassure, and address concerns about pregnancy, labour, and birth. The onset of COVID-19 brought an abrupt shift to remote care as the primary means to continue providing antenatal […]

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Top 10 Articles of 2021, Part 1

In this post, we’re offering summaries and comments on articles from BMJ Quality & Safety’s Top 10 Articles of 2021. To check out the full list of our 21 finalists, click here. The editors and the Editorial Board used data such as citation rates and social media engagement in addition to their own judgement to […]

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The Electronic Health Record feedback journey of a thousand miles begins with . . .

At some point in most clinical careers, a patient recently seen by the clinician will be diagnosed by a subsequent clinician with something either unusual or unexpected. Ideally, the first clinician would learn of this new diagnosis quickly and have time and space for reflection, self-evaluation, and identification of anything they could have done differently. […]

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Rapid Improvements in Medication Safety with Bedside Learning Coordinators in the Nightingale Learning System

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Health Service (NHS) in England rapidly created the NHS Nightingale Hospital London (‘the Nightingale’) – a field hospital providing additional clinical capacity to support the NHS. This unique clinical environment presented both familiar and new, complex challenges in ensuring safe use of medicines. As part of the creation of […]

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Top 10 articles of 2020, Part 2

In this post, we’re offering the second half of our summaries and comments on articles from BMJ Quality & Safety’s Top 10 of 2020. To check out the full list of our 20 finalists, click here. The editors and the Editorial Board used data such as citation rates and social media engagement in addition to […]

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Top 10 articles of 2020, Part 1

In this post, we’re offering summaries and comments on articles from BMJ Quality & Safety’s Top 10 of 2020. To check out the full list of our 20 finalists, click here. The editors and the Editorial Board used data such as citation rates and social media engagement in addition to their own judgement to create […]

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