Journal Article

A facilitated survey instrument captures significantly more anesthesia events than does traditional voluntary event reporting.

Oken A; Rasmussen MD; Slagle JM; Jain S; Kuykendall T; Ordonez N; Weinger MB.

This study describes the development of an open-ended survey tool administered to anesthesia providers at the conclusion of surgical cases, with the goal of contemporaneously identifying adverse events. The tool identified a broader array of adverse events and near misses than the traditional incident reporting system.