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IJCTE 2014 Vol.6(4): 362-366 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2014.V6.890

Identifying the Intellectual Structure of Patient Safety Studies

Cheng Hua Wang, Yuan Duen Lee, Hui Lin Chou, Jen Hwa Kuo, and Ching-Hsiang Hsieh
Abstract—To explore the intellectual structure of patient safety research in the last decade, the most crucial publications, most influential scholars, as well as the correlations among the publications of these scholars were identified. In this study, bibliometric techniques (citation analysis and cocitation analysis) were used to investigate the intellectual pillars of the patient safety literature. By analyzing 123 080 citations of 2425 articles regarding patient safety, published from 2003 to 2012 and obtained from the Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index databases, a knowledge network of patient safety studies was mapped. The mapping results can be used to help identify the direction of patient safety research and provide a valuable tool for researchers to access the literature in this field.

Index Terms—Bibliometric technique, human factors, intellectual structure, patient safety.

Cheng Hua Wang, Yuan Duen Lee, Hui Lin Chou, and Jen Hwa Kuo are with the Graduate School of Business and Operations Management of the Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan (e-mail: {huager, ydlee}@mail.cjcu.edu.tw, {hhuillin, ).
Ching-Hsiang Hsieh is with the Chiayi Yang Ming Hospital (e-mail: cyymhd001@yahoo.com.tw).

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Cite:Cheng Hua Wang, Yuan Duen Lee, Hui Lin Chou, Jen Hwa Kuo, and Ching-Hsiang Hsieh, "Identifying the Intellectual Structure of Patient Safety Studies," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 362-366, 2014.

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