Journal Article

Impact of an original methodological tool on the identification of corrective and preventive actions after root cause analysis of adverse events in health care facilities: results of a randomized controlled trial.

Vacher A, El Mhamdi S, dʼHollander A, et al. Journal of Patient Safety. 2017.

Although root cause analysis of adverse events is a foundational patient safety activity, recent studies have demonstrated that it does not always lead to corrective action. Investigators added a standardized tool to identify corrective and preventive actions to their root cause analysis process. They found that the new tool led to identification of more corrective and preventive actions than the preexisting root cause analysis method used in a concurrent control group.