Scientific article

Indicateurs securité en obstétrique : une étude Delphi

Other titlePatient safety indicators for obstetrics: a Delphi based study
Publication date2010

OBJECTIVE: Clinical indicators are increasingly used to assess safety of patient care. In obstetrics, only a few indicators have been validated to date and none is used across specialties. The purpose of this study was to identify and assess for face and content validity a group of safety indicators that could be used by anaesthetists, obstetricians and neonatologists involved in labour and delivery units. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We first conducted a systematic review of the literature to identify potential measures. Indicators were then validated by a panel of 30 experts representing all specialties working in labour and delivery units. We used the Delphi method, an iterative questionnaire-based consensus seeking technique. Experts determined on a 7-point Likert scale (1=most representative/7=less representative) the soundness of each indicator as a measure of safety and their possible association with errors and complications caused by medical management. RESULTS: We identified 44 potential clinical indicators from the literature. Following the Delphi process, 13 indicators were considered as highly representative of safety during obstetrical care (mean score

  • Anesthesia, Obstetrical/standards
  • Consensus
  • Delivery, Obstetric
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Labor, Obstetric
  • Medical Errors/prevention & control
  • Neonatology/standards
  • *Obstetrics/standards
  • *Patient Care
  • Pregnancy
  • Questionnaires
  • Safety Management/*methods
Citation (ISO format)
HALLER, Guy Serge Antoine et al. Indicateurs securité en obstétrique : une étude Delphi. In: Journal de gynécologie obstétrique et biologie de la reproduction, 2010, vol. 39, n° 5, p. 371–378. doi: 10.1016/j.jgyn.2010.05.011
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ISSN of the journal0368-2315

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