Journal Article

Voluntary medical incident reporting tool to improve physician reporting of medical errors in an emergency department.

Okafor NG; Doshi PB; Miller SK; McCarthy JJ; Hoot NR; Darger BF; Benitez RC; Chathampally YG.

After introducing a web-based voluntary incident reporting system in an academic emergency department, physician-reported incidents rose from 81 events in 2009 to 561 events in 2012. A prior PSNet perspective discussed incident reporting systems and the importance of not only increasing reporting rates but also following through with safety improvements.