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Patient safety trends in 2021: an analysis of 288,882 serious events and incidents from the nation’s largest event reporting database.

Kepner S, Jones R. Patient safety trends in 2021: an analysis of 288,882 serious events and incidents from the Nation’s largest event reporting database. Patient Safety. 2022;4(2):18-33. doi: 10.33940/data/2022.6.2

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July 6, 2022
Kepner S, Jones RM. Patient Safety. 2022;4(2):18-33.

Acute care facilities in Pennsylvania are required to report all Incidents and Serious Events to the state’s Patient Safety Authority. This study updates the 2020 report. Similar to prior reports, Error Related to Procedure/Treatment/Test remained the most commonly reported events, followed by Medication Error, Complication of Procedure/Treatment/Test, and Fall.

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Kepner S, Jones R. Patient safety trends in 2021: an analysis of 288,882 serious events and incidents from the Nation’s largest event reporting database. Patient Safety. 2022;4(2):18-33. doi: 10.33940/data/2022.6.2