|Project Title||Decision-Making and Safety in Emergency Care Transitions|
|Funding body||National Institute for Health Research, Service Delivery and Organisation (NIHR SDO)|
|Overarching aim||To identify areas of high risk regarding decision-making about service user options.|
|Outcomes||The publication date reporting outcomes was February 2014.|
O’Hara R, Johnson M, Siriwardena AN, Weyman A, Turner J, Shaw D, Mortimer P, Newman C, Hirst E, Storey M, Mason S, Quinn T, Shewan J (2015) A qualitative study of systemic influences on paramedic decision making: care transitions and patient safety. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 20 (S1): 45-53.
O’Hara R, Johnson M, Hirst E, Weyman A, Shaw D, Mortimer P, Newman C, Storey M, Turner J, Mason S, Quinn T, Shewan J, Siriwardena AN (2014) A qualitative study of decision-making and safety in ambulance service transitions. Health Services Delivery Research, 2 (56): 0-146
|Impact||The findings of the study are of direct relevance to emergency care services in identifying potential influences on decision making and the delivery of safe care. The findings also identified strategies for quality improvement.|