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Assessing resident and attending error and adverse events in the emergency department.

Adler JL, Gurley K, Rosen CL, et al. Assessing resident and attending error and adverse events in the emergency department. Am J Emerg Med. 2022;54:228-231. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2022.01.015.

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March 2, 2022
Adler JL, Gurley K, Rosen CL, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2022;54:228-231.

Analyzing reported errors and adverse events can help identify areas of concern needing improvement. Errors and/or adverse events occurring in one emergency department (ED) were classified into one of three groups (attributed to residents only, attendings only, or both), and into five further categories of event types (systems, documentation, diagnostic, procedural, and treatment).  Most errors were attributed to both residents and attendings, and treatment errors were the most common error type.