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Journal Article
Study

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

Mira JJ, Lorenzo S, Carrillo I, et al. BMC health services research. 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.