Patient reports of undesirable events during hospitalization

  title={Patient reports of undesirable events during hospitalization},
  author={T A Ba and MPH Patrick A. Bovier and PhD Dr. Thomas V. Perneger},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
BACKGROUND: Thus far, incident reporting in health care has relied on health professionals. However, patients too may be able to signal the occurrence of undesirable events. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the frequency of undesirable events reported by recently discharged patients, and to identify correlates of undesirable events. DESIGN: Mailed patient survey. SETTING: Swiss public teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients (N=1,518) discharged from hospital. MEASUREMENTS: Self-reports of 27… CONTINUE READING
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