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Methodological issues in patient safety research with Dr Aziz Sheikh

Date:  28 February 2017

Presenter:  Aziz Sheikh OBE, MSc, MD, FRCGP, FRCP, FRCPE, FFPH, FRSE, FMedsci, FACMI is Professor of Primary Care Research & Development and Co-Director of the Centre of Medical Informatics at The University of Edinburgh

Track 3:
 Patient Safety

Participants Feedback

"This webinar has stimulated my thinking on ways of evaluating patient safety activities and strategies for considering new patient safety approaches. I most enjoyed the examples showing how to apply the information that we were being given."

Mary Byrne
Service Director, Australia

"The webinar is beneficial to me in the area of asthma mortality interventions. I particularly enjoyed the area of choosing an appropriate design to assess effectiveness. I believe that prescribing errors should be given appropriate attention for patients safety.”

Nafisah Adekunle
Administrator, Nigeria

About the Webinar

This webinar will reflect on some of the key methodological issues that have hampered progress in patient safety research and suggest ways that these can be overcome in order to generate valid, reliable and relevant research findings that can then be translated into on-the-ground improvements in patient safety. 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, learners will be able:

• To reflect on progress made over the last 15+ years in patient safety research
• To consider some of the key methodological challenges that have hampered progress and ways in which these can be overcome
• To propose strategies and approaches for translating patient safety research findings into policy and practice 

Intended Audience 

Academics, policymakers, clinicians and students interested in health services research on patient safety.  

About the Presenter

Aziz Sheikh is Professor of Primary Care Research & Development and Co-Director of the Centre of Medical Informatics at The University of Edinburgh. He is a clinical academic, epidemiologist and health services researcher with a long-standing interest in patient safety. He has co-led the Safer Primary Care initiative on behalf of the World Health Organization and is a member of the Steering Group for its forthcoming Global Patient Safety Challenge on Medication Safety. He is Co-Director of Harvard Medical School’s Safety, Quality, Informatics Leadership (SQIL) Program.

Aziz has together with colleagues secured over £50m in research funds and published over 900 peer-reviewed articles, chapters and books. These include Health Care Errors and Patient Safety (BMJ Books, 2009), Patient Safety and Healthcare Improvement at a Glance (Wiley Blackwell, 2014) and Key Advances in Clinical Informatics: Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology (Elsevier, forthcoming). More details about Aziz’s publications are available from: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aziz_Sheikh