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Journal Article

The impact of a standardized incident reporting system in the perioperative setting: a single center experience on 2,563 'near-misses' and adverse events.

Heideveld-Chevalking AJ, Calsbeek H, Damen J, et al. Patient safety in surgery. 2014;8:46.

This study analyzed voluntarily reported safety incidents in the perioperative setting at a Dutch university hospital. Over 3 years, a total of 2563 incidents were reported—roughly half were adverse events and half were near misses. Similar to other studies, the majority of reporters were nurses.