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Classifying safety events related to diagnostic imaging from a safety reporting system using a human factors framework.

Lacson R; Cochon L; Ip I; Desai S; Kachalia A; Dennerlein J; Benneyan J; Khorasani R.

This retrospective review of nearly 900 incident reports related to diagnostic imaging found that the most common type of safety problem was linked to the imaging procedure. Events associated with communicating abnormal results were less common but had a higher potential to harm patients. Most events had multiple contributing factors.