• Study
  • Published February 2017

Patient safety incidents are common in primary care: a national prospective active incident reporting survey.

This prospective study elicited incident reports from general practitioners for all types of adverse events occurring in primary care. Most events were judged to be preventable, and incidents were frequently due to the organization of care rather than from knowledge gaps on the part of physicians. These results underscore the need to focus on organizational factors in primary care to improve patient safety.

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