New publication: Swedish healthcare incident investigations over 20 years

Dear readers,

Jonas Wrigstad is a great PhD student who I have the privilege to supervise. Apart from working as a child anesthesiologist at Lund university hospital he curiously studies patient safety interventions and their effects in the Swedish healthcare. Previously I have reported on his first study looking at factors explaining why/how recommendations from incident investigations get implemented.

Recently Jonas' second study was published. This one takes more of a macro perspective, looking at how the national system for investigating incidents in healthcare has evolved over the last 20 years. The study, which has already been discussed by the Swedish medical papers Dagens Medicin and Läkartidningen, looks at how the construction of causal factors has changed over the last 20 years (spoiler alert: not much, the system still believes, as it always has, that accidents are caused at a micro level in the system), but also at how the authority representatives and inspectors at the Swedish health and social care inspectorate perceive their own role and function of the system.

I hope you will enjoy the paper. It is published in the Journal of Hospital Administration and it is open access, so you will have instant access by following this link. Also, feel free to check out my other publications at my publication page.


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