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July 21, 2021

Patient-safety incidents during COVID-19 health crisis in France: An exploratory sequential multi-method study in primary care.

Fournier JP, Amélineau JB, Hild S, et al. Eur J Gen Pract. 2021;27(1):142-151.

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Fournier JP, Amélineau JB, Hild S, et al. Eur J Gen Pract. 2021;27(1):142-151.

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised new patient safety concerns. This study examined patient safety incidents in primary care settings in France during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the 132 reported incidents, 44% related to delayed diagnosis, assessments and referrals. Reported incidents less commonly related to cancellation of care, home confinement-related incidents, and inappropriate medication discontinuation.