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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Study

Patient safety in out-of-hours primary care: a review of patient records.

Smits M, Huibers L, Kerssemeijer B, et al. BMC health services research. 2010;10:335.

This study found a low rate of patient safety incidents involving telephone care interactions. Most incidents were related to failures in clinical reasoning. A past AHRQ WebM&M commentary discussed potential pitfalls in providing medical advice by telephone.