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A Cross-Cultural Adaptation in Reporting Perinatal Safety Events

  • Weiying Shan
  • Chen Liang
  • Weichao Shan
  • Na Yang
  • Yang Gong
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9741)

Abstract

Incident reporting enables clinicians to examine historical patient safety events and to target different levels of analysis toward actionable knowledge. The cross-cultural adaptation of reporting instruments promotes the international communication on medical errors and patient safety culture.This study initializes a translation and adaptation of the Common Formats (in US) to Chinese and a localized reporting on perinatal incidents in a Chinese hospital. The results demonstrate the validity of the cross-cultural translation and diversity in a typical perinatal incident reported by Chinese clinicians. These findings suggest (1) a comprehensive data report format is critical in the incident reporting; (2) an imperative need of cross-cultural study on incident reporting; (3) future direction of incident reporting and patient safety culture.

Keywords

Perinatal safety Data quality Clinical information system Cross-cultural study 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This project is in part supported by a grant on patient safety from the University of Texas System and a grant from AHRQ grant 1R01HS022895.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weiying Shan
    • 1
  • Chen Liang
    • 2
  • Weichao Shan
    • 1
  • Na Yang
    • 1
  • Yang Gong
    • 2
  1. 1.Chengde Medical CollegeChengdeChina
  2. 2.The University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonHoustonUSA

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