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March 1, 2022 Frequency and Nature of Communication and Handoff Failures in Medical Malpractice Claims

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January 5, 2022 To Measure and Reduce Diagnostic Error, Start With the Data You Have

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Assessing the Rates of Error and Adverse Events in the ED

  • December 1, 2015

The objective of this study, which used CRICO data, was to systematically determine the rates and types of errors and adverse events in an academic, tertiary care emergency department (ED).


Study Conclusion: Although the overall incidence of error and adverse events in EDs is low, the likelihood of such events is markedly increased among patients who return to the ED within 72 hours, among patients who require floor-to-ICU transfer within 24 hours, and among those whose cases come to attention as the result of complaints.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Klasco RS, Wolfe RE, Wong M, et al. Assessing the rates of error and adverse events in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2015; 33(12),1786-1789. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.08.042.