ICU incident reporting systems.

@article{Wu2002ICUIR,
  title={ICU incident reporting systems.},
  author={Albert W. Wu and Peter J. Pronovost and Laura L. Morlock},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          86-94
        }
}
Intensive care is one of the largest and most expensive components of American health care. Studies suggest that errors and resulting adverse events are common in intensive care units (ICUs). The incidence may be as high as 2 errors per patient per day; 1 in 5 ICU patients may sustain a serious adverse event, and virtually all are exposed to serious risk for harm. Theories of error developed in aviation and other high-risk industries suggest that errors are likely to occur in all complex… CONTINUE READING
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