Does Root Cause Analysis Improve Patient Safety? A Systematic Review at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Conclusions: Of the studies included in this review, all reported improvements following interventions implemented after RCAs, but with variability in study definitions and methodology to assess effectiveness. Increased reporting of outcomes following RCAs, with an emphasis on quantitative patient-related outcome measures, is needed to demonstrate the impact and value of the RCA.
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - Category: Health Management Tags: Literature Review Source Type: research