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2020 Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting: an analysis of serious events and incidents from the nation’s largest event reporting database.

Kepner S, Jones RM. Patient Safety. 2021;3(2):6-21.

Acute healthcare facilities in Pennsylvania are required to report all events of harm or potential harm to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS). Of all submitted events in 2020, 97% were from hospitals, and 97% were incidents; 3 percent were serious events. The most common event was Error Related to Procedure/Treatment/Test (32%). There was a 5.3% decrease from the prior year in the number of reported events, indicating the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on reporting activity.