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Learning from errors in radiology: a comprehensive review.
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PMID:  22824127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
An important goal of error analysis is to create processes aimed at reducing or preventing the occurrence of errors and minimizing the degree of harm. The discovery of any errors presents an opportunity to study the types that occur and to examine their sources and develop measures to prevent them from recurring. The development of an effective system for detecting and appropriately managing errors is essential to substantially attenuate their consequences. At this stage, the error analysis process identifies contributing factors to enable the implementation of concrete steps to prevent such errors from occurring in the future. Active and comprehensive management of errors and adverse events requires ongoing surveillance processes. Educational programs, morbidity and mortality meetings, and a comprehensive and respected root cause analysis process are also essential components of this comprehensive approach. To reduce the incidence of errors, health care providers must identify their causes, devise solutions, and measure the success of improvement efforts. Moreover, accurate measurements of the incidence of error, based on clear and consistent definitions, are essential prerequisites for effective action.
Antonio Pinto; Ferdinando Caranci; Luigia Romano; Gianpaolo Carrafiello; Paolo Fonio; Luca Brunese
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1558-5034     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Ultrasound CT MR     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8504689     Medline TA:  Semin Ultrasound CT MR     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Radiology, Cardarelli Hospital, Naples, Italy.
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