TITLE

Critical incident reporting in Intensive Care

AUTHOR(S)
Gunning, K. E. J.
PUB. DATE
January 2000
SOURCE
Intensive Care Medicine;Jan2000, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the commitment of errors in medical practice. Rate of potential errors in intensive care units (ICU); Percentage of mortality in ICU due to human error; Causes of human error.
ACCESSION #
15728862

 

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