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Learning from healthcare errors: effective reporting systems.
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PMID:  23413466     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Healthcare errors represent the seventh leading cause of death in this country and are largely the result of systems errors as opposed to individual incompetence. In order to correct systems errors, it is essential that known adverse events b e reported so that the underlying causes can be determined and corrective action taken. However, despite their importance, the majority of known errors are not reported. This article describes the barriers to reporting errors and offers several recommendations to increase reporting of adverse events and, thus, improve the quality of healthcare.
Authors:
J A Grube
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1062-2551     ISO Abbreviation:  J Healthc Qual     Publication Date:    2001 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202994     Medline TA:  J Healthc Qual     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-9     Citation Subset:  H    
Affiliation:
Georgetown University School of Buisness, USA.
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