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A World Health Organization field trial assessing a proposed ICD-11 framework for classifying patient safety events.

Forster AJ, Bernard B, Drösler SE, et al. International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care. 2017;29:548-556.

For the first time, the World Health Organization ICD-11 will include a taxonomy for quality and safety events. Researchers applied the new system to 45 patient safety vignettes gleaned from sources such as AHRQ WebM&M, then they described its strengths and limitations. Explicit identification of adverse events in administrative datasets could improve detection of errors, adverse events, and near misses on a population level.