Patient safety risk factors in minimally invasive surgery: a validation study

Sharon P. Rodrigues, Moniek ter Kuile, Jenny Dankelman, Frank W. Jansen
2011 Gynecological Surgery  
This study was conducted to adapt and validate a patient safety (PS) framework for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) as a first step in understanding the clinical relevance of various PS risk factors in MIS. Eight patient safety risk factor domains were identified using frameworks from a systems approach to patient safety. A questionnaire was drafted containing 34 questions. Three experts in the field of patient safety critically reviewed the questionnaire on clinical relevance and completeness.
more » ... The questionnaire was distributed among known patient safety experts in person and also sent electronically. A total of 41 questionnaires were distributed and the response rate was 71%. The intraclass correlation coefficient was 0.42 representing moderate agreement. For seven of nine risk domains, Cronbach's alpha was sufficient (α>0.7). Mean scores of the risk domains showed the following order of influence on patient safety from high to low: surgeon's experience [6.6, standard deviation (SD) 0.5], technical skills surgeon
doi:10.1007/s10397-011-0718-0 pmid:22837734 pmcid:PMC3401291 fatcat:xzylyxydgjdldfoynyyyrqbdla