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A patient reported approach to identify medical errors and improve patient safety in the emergency department.

Glickman SW, Mehrotra A, Shea CM, et al. A Patient Reported Approach to Identify Medical Errors and Improve Patient Safety in the Emergency Department. J Patient Saf. 2020;16(3)(3):211-215. doi:10.1097/pts.0000000000000287.

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November 23, 2016
Glickman SW, Mehrotra A, Shea CM, et al. J Patient Saf. 2020;16(3):211-215.

Patients' perceptions of care may provide valuable insights for improving safety. Researchers surveyed patients seen in an academic emergency department over a one-year period. They found that patients were able to accurately identify adverse events and near misses, only a small fraction of which were also submitted to an existing incident reporting system.

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Glickman SW, Mehrotra A, Shea CM, et al. A Patient Reported Approach to Identify Medical Errors and Improve Patient Safety in the Emergency Department. J Patient Saf. 2020;16(3)(3):211-215. doi:10.1097/pts.0000000000000287.