Mapping the limits of safety reporting systems in health care -- what lessons can we actually learn?

Thomas, Matthew J. W.; Schultz, Timothy J.; Hannaford, Natalie; Runciman, William B.
June 2011
Medical Journal of Australia;6/20/2011, Vol. 194 Issue 12, p635
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study on the reporting system for medical incidents at health services in Australia. It examines the number of inadequate information in reports and its impact on the goal to prevent adverse events. It focuses on the practice of medical facilities to take action only in reports of serious incidents. It explores the use of a sampling to test the use of data in medical incident reports.


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