Confidential clinician-reported surveillance of adverse events among medical inpatients

  title={Confidential clinician-reported surveillance of adverse events among medical inpatients},
  author={PhD Dr. Saul N. Weingart and Amy N. Ship and Mark D. Aronson},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
BACKGROUND: Although iatrogenic injury poses a significant risk to hospitalized patients, detection of adverse events (AEs) is costly and difficult. METHODS: The authors developed a confidential reporting method for detecting AEs on a medicine unit of a teaching hospital. Adverse events were defined as patient injuries. Potential adverse events (PAEs) represented errors that could have, but did not result in harm. Investigators interviewed house officers during morning rounds and by e-mail… CONTINUE READING

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