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Patient and staff experiences of quality in Swedish forensic psychiatric care: a repeated cross-sectional survey with yearly sampling at two clinics
Örebro universitet.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3560-0394
Örebro universitet.
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Mental Health Systems, ISSN 1752-4458, E-ISSN 1752-4458, Vol. 13, article id 8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BackgroundSystematic efforts to improve the quality, safety and value of health care have increased over the last decades. Even so, it is hard to choose priorities and to know when the desired results are reached, especially in forensic psychiatric care where there can be a discrepancy between patient and staff expectations of what good quality of care is and how it should be reached. The aim of the present study was to describe and compare patient and staff experiences of quality of care in two forensic psychiatric clinics over a period of 4years.MethodsA quantitative design was used and yearly between 2011 and 2014, a total of 105 questionnaires were answered by patients and 598 by staff.ResultsThe sample consisted of four different groups; patient and staff in Clinic A and Clinic B respectively. The repeated measurements showed that quality of care, as described by the patients, varied over time, with significant changes over the 4years. The staff evaluations of the quality of care were more stable over time in both clinics compared with the patients. Generally, the staff rated the quality as being better than the patients but these differences tended to decrease when efforts were made to improve the care.ConclusionsIt is important to highlight both what staff and patients perceive as both high and low quality care. With regular measurements and sufficient resources, training, support and leadership, the chances of successful improvement work increase. This knowledge is important in forensic nursing practice, for teaching and for management and decision makers in the constant work of improving forensic psychiatric care.

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BMC , 2019. Vol. 13, article id 8
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Psychology with an emphasis on medical psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-71095DOI: 10.1186/s13033-019-0265-zISI: 000457489600001PubMedID: 30733827OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-71095DiVA, id: diva2:1288824
Available from: 2019-02-14 Created: 2019-02-14 Last updated: 2019-02-21Bibliographically approved

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