Journal Article

Specialty-based, voluntary incident reporting in neonatal intensive care: description of 4846 incident reports.

Snijders C; van Lingen RA; Klip H; Fetter WP; van der Schaaf TW; Molendijk HA; NEOSAFE study group.

Incident reporting systems are one mechanism for hospitals to both identify and potentially prevent adverse events, although they have frequently failed to meet those expectations. This study describes findings from a voluntary system that produced a significant increase in reported neonatal events, many of which were associated with patient morbidity.