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Mix of methods is needed to identify adverse events in general practice: a prospective observational study.

Wetzels R, Wolters R, van Weel C, et al. Mix of methods is needed to identify adverse events in general practice: a prospective observational study. BMC Fam Pract. 2008;9:35. doi:10.1186/1471-2296-9-35.

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July 23, 2008
Wetzels R, Wolters R, van Weel C, et al. BMC Fam Pract. 2008;9:35.

Five methods of adverse event detection—physician reporting, pharmacist reporting, patient surveys, medical record review, and review of deceased patients—were compared in this study. No single method was unequivocally superior.

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Wetzels R, Wolters R, van Weel C, et al. Mix of methods is needed to identify adverse events in general practice: a prospective observational study. BMC Fam Pract. 2008;9:35. doi:10.1186/1471-2296-9-35.