An analysis of critical incidents in a teaching department for quality assurance. A survey of mishaps during anaesthesia.

@article{Kumar1988AnAO,
  title={An analysis of critical incidents in a teaching department for quality assurance. A survey of mishaps during anaesthesia.},
  author={Vijay Kumar and W A Barcellos and Mahesh P. Mehta and J. G. Carter},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={1988},
  volume={43 10},
  pages={879-83}
}
A prospective survey was conducted from April 1984-January 1985 and April 1985-January 1986 to study the frequency of critical incidents and factors associated with them. Eighty-six mishaps were reported in the first period, the majority of which were because of human error (80.3%); the most common were the transmission of gases and vapours and errors in… CONTINUE READING