Although many of the same risks and adverse events exist both in acute care and home care settings, little data is available to describe patient safety issues among home care clients. This pan-Canadian study funded by CPSI brings together a team of clinicians, researchers and policy and decision makers to conduct a total of 5 inter-related sub-projects focusing on safety at home. These sub-projects address questions ranging from the nature, prevalance, magnitude and incidence of adverse events in home care in Canada, to the root causes contributing to these adverse events, to the safety challenges, concerns and relevant socio-ecological factors that contribute to safety at home.
The HumanEra team is providing human factors guidance by participating on the expert panel for the root cause analysis of home care adverse events, and by conducting a human factors analysis on photographic data for the qualitative analysis of social, emotional, functional, physical and contextual factors that influence safety at home.
This study is currently in progress.
Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI)
University of Toronto
Université de Montréal
Nova Scotia Department of Health
Canadian Home Economics Association
Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres
University Health Network
Alberta Health Services
Women’s College Hospital
University of Waterloo
Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Horizon Health Network
University of Calgary
University of Alberta
Health System & Services Consulting (HSSC)
Vancouver Island Health Authority
University of Victoria
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Dr. Ross Baker
Dr. Ariella Lang