Relationship between tort claims and patient incident reports in the Veterans Health Administration.

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OBJECTIVE The Veterans Health Administration's patient incident reporting system was established to obtain comprehensive data on adverse events that affect patients and to act as a harbinger for risk management. It maintains a dataset of tort claims that are made against Veterans Administration's employees acting within the scope of employment. In an effort… (More)

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@article{Schmidek2005RelationshipBT, title={Relationship between tort claims and patient incident reports in the Veterans Health Administration.}, author={Jared M Schmidek and William B Weeks}, journal={Quality & safety in health care}, year={2005}, volume={14 2}, pages={117-22} }