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Table 1 Quantitative data collection

From: Improving safety in care homes: protocol for evaluation of the Walsall and Wolverhampton care home improvement programme

Data type Data tool Data source Detail of data to be collected Time point(s)
Newly collected data Questionnaire 1a Care home managers (n = 30) •Care home features (number of beds, registration type, staff by grade, hours and shift, shift patterns, GP support arrangements, CQC ratings)
•Demographic information
•Prior experience of care home safety and service improvement initiatives
•Safety Attitudes Questionnaire
Baseline
Questionnaire 1b Care home managers (n = 30) •Care home features (number of beds, registration type, staff by grade, hours and shift, shift patterns, GP support arrangements, CQC ratings)
•Demographic information
•Safety Attitudes Questionnaire
•Experience of the programme, learning about safety, implementation of any service improvement or safety-related changes at the care home following the programme
12, 24 months
Questionnaire 2a All (non-manager) staff at participating care homes •Demographic information
•Safety Attitudes Questionnaire
•Prior experience of safety and service improvement initiatives
Baseline
Questionnaire 2b All (non-manager) staff (regardless of attendance at training events or care home-based sessions) •Demographic information
•Safety Attitudes Questionnaire
•Experience of the programme if the staff member participated; learning about safety and application of learning to individual practice
12, 24 months
Session feedback sheets All staff attending training and care home-based sessions •Tick-box feedback sheets about the session attended Each training or care home-based session
Routinely collected data Adverse safety events Data that care homes supply to CCG •Rate of adverse safety events at each care home in the 12 months prior to each data collection point (pressure ulcers, falls, UTIs, infection control issues, medication errors, GP visits to each care home) 12 months before baseline, 12, 24 months
Hospital activity NHS Digital to provide via postcode searching of national datasets •A&E attendance in the 12 months before each data collection point
•Emergency admission rates in the 12 months before each data collection point
12 months before baseline, 12, 24 months
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