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Interventions in health organisations to reduce the impact of adverse events in second and third victims.

Mira JJ, Lorenzo S, Carrillo I, et al. Interventions in health organisations to reduce the impact of adverse events in second and third victims. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015;15:341. doi:10.1186/s12913-015-0994-x.

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September 30, 2015
Mira JJ, Lorenzo S, Carrillo I, et al. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015;15:341.

This survey of health care organizations found that most reported having inadequate support for second victims. Many organizations lacked protocols for responding to serious adverse events, especially in primary care. These results underscore the importance of implementing safety initiatives to address health care providers' needs following adverse events.

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Mira JJ, Lorenzo S, Carrillo I, et al. Interventions in health organisations to reduce the impact of adverse events in second and third victims. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015;15:341. doi:10.1186/s12913-015-0994-x.