Clarifying "never events and introducing "always events"

Abstract

Despite the widespread usage of the term "never events," the National Quality Forum (NQF) refers to these events as "serious reportable events" in all of their definitions and references. In this editorial, we use the popular but likely improper term "never events" as it further illustrates the public's perception of adverse occurrences. Although the… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1754-9493-3-26

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