Efforts to involve patients in patient safety continue to revolve around professionally derived notions of minimising clinical risk, yet evidence suggests that patients hold perspectives on patient safety that are distinct from clinicians and academics. A recent article by Emily Barrow and colleagues, based on data collected across three clinical specialties at a large central London teaching hospital, proposes the need for a patient safety paradigm that is meaningful to all stakeholders, incorporating what matters to patients to feel safe in hospital. This is because, while some patients described patient safety using terms consistent with clinical/academic definitions, patients predominantly conceptualised patient safety in the context of what made them ‘feel safe’.
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Barrow E, Lear RA, Morbi A, et al How do hospital inpatients conceptualise patient safety? A qualitative interview study using constructivist grounded theory BMJ Quality & Safety Published Online First: 05 October 2022. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2022-014695