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How can never event data be used to reflect or improve hospital safety performance?

Olivarius‐McAllister J, Pandit M, Sykes A, et al. Anaesthesia. 2021;Epub May 1.

UK Regulators measure never events to assess hospital safety culture and dictate reimbursement. The authors suggest that regulators focus on reducing the national never event rate through shared learning and an integrated system-wide approach, rather than concentrating on underperforming, outlier hospitals where factors such as safety culture maybe contributing to increased rates of never events.