Errors, near misses and adverse events in the emergency department: what can patients tell us?

@article{Friedman2008ErrorsNM,
  title={Errors, near misses and adverse events in the emergency department: what can patients tell us?},
  author={Steven M Friedman and David Provan and Shannon A. Moore and Kate Hanneman},
  journal={CJEM},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={421-7}
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine whether patients or their families could identify adverse events in the emergency department (ED), to characterize patient reports of errors and to compare patient reports to events recorded by health care providers. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study in a quaternary care inner city teaching hospital with approximately 40,000 annual visits. ED patients were recruited for participation in a standardized interview within 24 hours of ED discharge and a… CONTINUE READING
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