Journal Article
Study

Voluntarily reported emergency department errors.

Henneman PL; Blank FSJ; Smithline HA; Li H; Santoro JS; Schmidt J; Benjamin E; Henneman EA.

The investigators studied an incentive-based voluntary reporting system in an emergency department and found that approximately half of errors were recovered, mainly by nurses, and that unrecovered errors impacted patients, most often with a delay in hospital stay.