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Assessing adverse events among home care clients in three Canadian provinces using chart review.

Blais R, Sears NA, Doran D, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013;22(12):989-997.

Adverse events are thought to be common in patients receiving home health care, but few high-quality studies address this issue. This prospective cohort study found that 1 in 10 home care patients experienced an adverse event each year, and more than half of these events were considered preventable.