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Commentary

The problem with incident reporting.

Macrae C. The problem with incident reporting. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25(2):71-75. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004732.

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October 28, 2015
Macrae C. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25(2):71-75.

This commentary discusses weaknesses in health care incident reporting systems that limit their ability to contribute to improvements, including overreporting, ineffective feedback, bias, and insufficient accountability and action associated with reports.