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

Okafor NG, Doshi PB, Miller SK, et al. Voluntary Medical Incident Reporting Tool to Improve Physician Reporting of Medical Errors in an Emergency Department. West J Emerg Med. 2015;16(7):1073-1078. doi:10.5811/westjem.2015.8.27390

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February 17, 2016
Okafor NG, Doshi PB, Miller SK, et al. West J Emerg Med. 2015;16(7):1073-1078.

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.

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Okafor NG, Doshi PB, Miller SK, et al. Voluntary Medical Incident Reporting Tool to Improve Physician Reporting of Medical Errors in an Emergency Department. West J Emerg Med. 2015;16(7):1073-1078. doi:10.5811/westjem.2015.8.27390