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Adverse events in British hospitals: preliminary retrospective record review
Abstract Objectives: To examine the feasibility of detecting adverse events through record review in British hospitals and to make preliminary estimates of the incidence and costs of adverse events.Expand
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Framework for analysing risk and safety in clinical medicine
Adverse events are incidents in which a patient is unintentionally harmed by medical treatment. Awareness while under anaesthetic, deaths during surgery, and missed cases of meningitis are tragic forExpand
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Factors underlying parental decisions about combination childhood vaccinations including MMR: a systematic review.
Suboptimal childhood vaccination uptake results in disease outbreaks, and in developed countries is largely attributable to parental choice. To inform evidence-based interventions, we conducted aExpand
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Causes of prescribing errors in hospital inpatients: a prospective study
BACKGROUND To prevent errors made during the prescription of drugs, we need to know why they arise. Theories of human error used to understand the causes of mistakes made in high-risk industries areExpand
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Understanding and responding to adverse events.
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  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • 13 March 2003
This article describes a method of investigating and learning from adverse events. Careful investigation and systems analysis can identify the factors that set the stage for a medical error. TheExpand
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Prescribing errors in hospital inpatients: their incidence and clinical significance
Background: It has been estimated that 1–2% of US inpatients are harmed by medication errors, the majority of which are errors in prescribing. The UK Department of Health has recommended that seriousExpand
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Quality of Care Management Decisions by Multidisciplinary Cancer Teams: A Systematic Review
BackgroundFactors that affect the quality of clinical decisions of multidisciplinary cancer teams (MDTs) are not well understood. We reviewed and synthesised the evidence on clinical, social andExpand
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Feedback from incident reporting: information and action to improve patient safety
Introduction: Effective feedback from incident reporting systems in healthcare is essential if organisations are to learn from failures in the delivery of care. Despite the wide-scale development andExpand
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What Exactly Is Patient Safety
We articulate an intellectual history and a definition, description, and model of patient safety. We define patient safety as a discipline in the health care professions that applies safety scienceExpand
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Reliability of a revised NOTECHS scale for use in surgical teams.
BACKGROUND Recent developments in the surgical literature highlight the need for assessment of nontechnical skills in surgery. We report a revision of the NOn-TECHnical Skills (NOTECHS) scale of theExpand
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