Prevalence of adverse events in the hospitals of five Latin American countries: results of the ‘Iberoamerican study of adverse events’ (IBEAS)

  title={Prevalence of adverse events in the hospitals of five Latin American countries: results of the ‘Iberoamerican study of adverse events’ (IBEAS)},
  author={Jesus Aranaz-Andres and Carlos Aibar-Remon and Ram{\'o}n Lim{\'o}n-Ram{\'i}rez and A Amarilla and F R Restrepo and Orlando Urroz and Olga Sarabia and L V Garc{\'i}a-Corcuera and Enrique Terol-Garc{\'i}a and Yolanda Agra-Varela and J Gonseth-Garc{\'i}a and D. Bates and Itziar Larizgoitia},
  journal={BMJ Quality \& Safety},
  pages={1043 - 1051}
Background Interest in patient safety (PS) is growing exponentially, fuelled by epidemiological research unveiling the extent of unsafe care. However, there is little information about the frequency of harm in developing and transitional countries. To address this issue, the authors performed a study known as the Iberoamerican Adverse Event Study, through a collaborative between the governments of Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru, the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Policy… 

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