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Adverse event and complication tracking in anaesthesiology: dependence on self-reporting despite implementation of electronic health records.

Tewfik G, Naftalovich R, Kaushal N, et al. Adverse event and complication tracking in anaesthesiology: dependence on self-reporting despite implementation of electronic health records. Br J Anaesth. 2022;128(1):e28-e32. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2021.10.019

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March 16, 2022
Tewfik G, Naftalovich R, Kaushal N, et al. Br J Anaesth. 2022;128(1):e28-e32.

Adverse event reporting and tracking are essential components to safety improvement. This letter to the editor summarizes the barriers to accurate adverse event tracking in anesthesiology, including fear of blame or lack of education regarding the importance of identifying reportable events, and the role of Anesthesia Information Management Systems for improving incident reporting and tracking.

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Tewfik G, Naftalovich R, Kaushal N, et al. Adverse event and complication tracking in anaesthesiology: dependence on self-reporting despite implementation of electronic health records. Br J Anaesth. 2022;128(1):e28-e32. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2021.10.019