7. Adverse events regional feasibility study: indicative findings (2001)

Peter Davis, Roy Lay-Yee, Stephan Schug, Robin Briant, Alastair Scott, Sandra Johnson, Wendy Bingley

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Aims: to identify substantive findings of potential clinical and managerial significance from a regional feasibility study of adverse events (AEs).Methods. A standardised protocol using structured implicit review was applied to 142 AEs generated in an audit study of three public hospitals in the Auckland region for admissions in 1995. Areas of potential significance addressed were: timing, location and impact of AEs; preventability; and clinical context and predictability.

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