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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Review

What to do with healthcare incident reporting systems.

Pham JC, Girard T, Pronovost PJ. Journal of Public Health Research. 2013;2.

Incident reporting systems are a popular method for hospitals to detect patient safety hazards. This review highlights limitations and strengths of incident reporting in safety improvement programs and makes recommendations to enhance their usefulness, including prioritizing and examining incidents to identify which events occur more often or lead to more harm.