Adverse events recorded in English primary care: observational study using the General Practice Research Database.

@article{Tsang2013AdverseER,
  title={Adverse events recorded in English primary care: observational study using the General Practice Research Database.},
  author={Carmen Tsang and Alex Bottle and Azeem Majeed and Paul Aylin},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={2013},
  volume={63 613},
  pages={e534-42}
}
BACKGROUND More accurate and recent estimates of adverse events in primary care are necessary to assign resources for improvement of patient safety, while predictors must be identified to ameliorate patient risk. AIM To determine the incidence of recorded iatrogenic harm in general practice and identify risk factors for these adverse events. DESIGN AND SETTING Cross-sectional sample of 74,763 patients at 457 English general practices between 1 January 1999 and 31 December 2008, obtained… CONTINUE READING
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