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Table 1 Questions within the research framework related to patient safety for people with intellectual disabilities (ID)

From: The challenges in monitoring and preventing patient safety incidents for people with intellectual disabilities in NHS acute hospitals: evidence from a mixed-methods study

  Organisational context Staff: individuals and teams People with intellectual disabilities and carers
Patient safety/Prevention of adverse outcomes What measures are in place to ensure the safe administration of medication to patients with ID, including giving clear information about medicines to the patient? Are individual staff and staff teams aware of the measures to ensure safe administration of medication to patients with ID? Do patients with ID and their family/carers think they have been given understandable information about medicines, including medicines to take home?
With specific focus on:
Medication errors
Preventable deterioration
Are individual staff and teams aware of the measures in place to avoid preventable deterioration and misdiagnosis for patients with ID?
Do patients with ID and their family/carers think that preventable deterioration was avoided?
Misdiagnosis
What measures are in place to avoid preventable deterioration and misdiagnosis for patients with ID?
Do patients with ID and their family/carers feel they received an accurate and timely diagnosis?
Are individual staff and teams aware of the systems in place for reporting adverse outcomes?
What systems are in place for monitoring adverse outcomes and complaints involving patients with ID?
Do patients with ID and their family/carers know how to make a complaint?
Are adverse outcomes involving patients with ID reported by staff?
    What adverse outcomes and complaints involving patients with ID or their family/carers have been recorded within the hospital during the data collection period?