Developing a Culture of Safety in a Large Academic Radiation Oncology Practice Through Strategic Implementation of Anonymous and Non-anonymous Reporting Systems

International Journal of Radiation Oncology October 1, 2017

Many radiation oncology practices use comprehensive Incident Learning Systems (ILS) to collect data on patient safety events. Despite the vast use of these applications throughout radiation oncology, many practices continue to struggle with the fundamental cultural challenges associated with reporting incidents and safety concerns, including fear of retaliation and intimidation. The purpose of this study is to increase reporting compliance in the practice by introducing a simplified anonymous reporting system (ARS) concurrently with an ILS