Reporting of unintended events in an intensive care unit: comparison between staff and observer

@article{Capuzzo2005ReportingOU,
  title={Reporting of unintended events in an intensive care unit: comparison between staff and observer},
  author={Maurizia Capuzzo and Imad Nawfal and Matilde Campi and Vanna Valpondi and Marco Verri and Raffaele Alvisi},
  journal={BMC Emergency Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={3 - 3}
}
BACKGROUND: In order to identify relevant targets for change, it is essential to know the reliability of incident staff reporting. The aim of this study is to compare the incidence and type of unintended events (UE) reported by facilitated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) staff with those recorded concurrently by an observer. METHODS: The study is a prospective data collection performed in two 4-bed multidisciplinary ICUs of a teaching hospital. The format of the UE reporting system was voluntary… CONTINUE READING
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