Journal Article

Evaluation of an intervention aimed at improving voluntary incident reporting in hospitals.

Evans SM; Smith BJ; Esterman A; Runciman WB; Maddern G; Stead K; Selim P; O'Shaughnessy J; Muecke S; Jones S.

The investigators describe an incident reporting intervention that included education on reportable incidents, changes in the process to reduce the fear of reporting, a shorter reporting form, and newsletters to share feedback. They found that this intervention significantly improved reporting.