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​The following resources are intended to relevant information those who are in a position to make a positive change to improve safety in home care. Key learnings from the Safety at Home study have informed the content of the documents.

Safety at Home: A pan-Canadian home care safety study

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Policy briefs


Webinars on safety at home

​Medication Safety
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Falls Prevention
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Building a culture of safety: Lessons learned from high risk industries – The human factor
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Journal articles

Henningsen, N. (2013). Road map for safety at home: recommendations from an expert roundtable. Rehab & Community Care Medicine, 22(4), 30-31.

Blais R., Sears N., Doran D., Baker G.R., Macdonald M., Mitchell L., Thalès S. (2013). Assessing adverse events among home care clients in three Canadian provinces using chart review. BMJ Quality & Safety, 22, 989-997. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2013-002039.

Doran D.M., Baker G. R., Szabo C., McShane J., & Carryer J. (2014). Identification of Serious and Reportable Events in Home Care: A Delphi survey to develop consensus. (2014). International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 26(2), 1-8. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzu008

Doran D.M., Hirdes, J.P., Blais, R., Baker, G.R., Poss, J.W., & Li, X. (2013). Adverse Events Associated with Hospitalization or Detected through the RAI-HC Assessment among Canadian Home Care Clients. Healthcare Policy, 9(1), 1-16.

Doran D.M., Hirdes J.P., Blais R., Baker G.R., , Poss J.W., Li X., Dill D., Gruneir A., Heckman G., Lacroix H., Mitchell L., O’Beirne, M. White N., Droppo L., Foebel A., Qian G., Nahm S.M., Yim O., McIssac C. and Jantzi M. (2013). Adverse events among Ontario home care clients associated with emergency room visit or hospitalization: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Health Services Research, 13(1), 227

Harrison, M.B., Keeping-Burke, L., Godfrey, C., Ross-White, A., McVeety, J., Donaldson, V., Blais, R., & Doran, D. (2013). Safety in Home Care: A mapping review of the International literature. International Journal of Evidence-based Health Care. 11(3), 148-160.

Lang A., Macdonald M.T., Storch J., Stevenson L., Barber T., Roach S., Toon L., Griffin, M., Easty A., Geering Curry C., Lacroix H., Donaldson S., Doran D., Blais R. (2014). Researching Triads in Home Care: Perceptions of safety from home care clients, their caregivers, and providers. HomeHealth Care Management and Practice, (26)2, 59-71. doi: 10.1177/1084822313501077

Doran, D. M., Blais, R., Baker, G.R., Harrison, M. B., Lang, A., McShane, J., Killackey, T. The Safety at Home Study: An Evidence Base for Policy and Practice Change. Healthcare Quarterly (in press).