What Can We Learn from Ambulatory Patient Safety Reports?

August 24, 2022 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM PT

While much of patient safety efforts focus on inpatient care, the majority of medical care occurs in the outpatient, or ambulatory, setting. Join UCSF physician researcher Dr. Anjana Sharma, in a presentation of a series of analyses of CHPSO event reports from the ambulatory setting. Her mixed methods work has identified attributes of CHPSO events most correlated with patient harm. Her qualitative work has explored the role of patients and caregivers in ambulatory reports, as well as ambulatory medication adverse reports. Her work is conducted in partnership with a stakeholder advisory council including patients, caregivers, and primary care clinicians, and staff.

Participants will gain an expanded understanding of the landscape of ambulatory safety reporting and will discuss how research in this domain can be expanded and improved.

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be able to

  • Define overall prevalence and content of ambulatory patient safety reports in the CHPSO database
  • Name characteristics of ambulatory patient safety reports that are most associated with patient harm.
  • Understand how patients and caregivers play a role in ambulatory patient safety events. 
  • Note patterns in ambulatory medication adverse event reports.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022: 11 a.m.-noon (PT)

Anjana Sharma, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor
Department of Family & Community Medicine
University of California San Francisco

Dr. Anjana Sharma is a family physician researcher practicing at the Family Health Center at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Her research focus is the study of patient engagement in programs to improve quality and safety of primary care in underserved settings. She is PI of the “Engaging Patients as Experts in Reporting Treatment Safety” (ExPERTS)Study, a K08 award investigating how patients can be more involved in the reporting and review of unsafe events in primary care and in identifying safety priorities for primary care for vulnerable populations.

She received her MD from Harvard Medical School and completed residency at the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance. She is a graduate of the Primary Care Research Fellowship and Master’s in Clinical Research program at UCSF. Twitter: @AJSharmaMD

HQI is an approved continuing education (CE) provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and will provide CHPSO members an opportunity to earn CEs. Provider Number CEP16793 for 1.0 contact hour.

Please contact CHPSO at info@chpso.org if you have any questions.