Exploring production pressure and normalization of deviance and their relationship to poor patient outcomes

Academic Article


  • Production pressure and/or normalization of deviance contribute to poor patient outcomes. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between production pressure and normalization of deviance to poor patient outcomes. A team of experienced qualitative researchers conducted a metasynthesis of all qualitative closed claims studies that used the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation Closed Claims database and were accepted for publication at the time of the study. Three central concepts emerged from the analysis: (1) impaired culture of safety, (2) violations of standards of care, and (3) impaired patient safety and outcomes. It is imperative that anesthesia providers support a culture of safety and follow AANA Standards for Nurse Anesthesia Practice.
  • Published In

  • Aana Journal  Journal
  • Author List

  • Everson MG; Wilbanks BA; Boust RR
  • Start Page

  • 365
  • End Page

  • 371
  • Volume

  • 88
  • Issue

  • 5