• Study
  • Published December 2015

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

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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