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Christiaans-Dingelhoff, I., Smits, M., Zwaan, L., Lubberding, S., van der, W.G. and Wagner, C. (2011) To What Extent Are Adverse Events Found in Patient Records Reported by Patients and Healthcare Professionals via Complaints, Claims and Incident Reports? BMC Health Services Research, 11, 49.
https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-11-49

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  • TITLE: Evaluation and Outcomes of Multidisciplinary-Reported Incidents Regarding Patient Safety Management at Special Functioning Hospital in Japan

    AUTHORS: Takanori Ayabe, Masaki Tomita, Manabu Okumura, Shigeko Shimizu, Eiko Uchida, Yukari Miura, Koichiro Itai, Kunihide Nakamura

    KEYWORDS: Multidisciplinary, Doctor, Nurse, Incident, Report, University Hospital

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology, Vol.8 No.4, December 7, 2018

    ABSTRACT: Background: It is an important study to investigate incident reports submitted by multidisciplinaries in the Special Functioning Hospitals of Japan. We clarify the characteristics of the incidents and evaluate the outcomes obtained from a polygonal analysis. Material and Methods: We collected 1638 incident reports submitted by multidisciplinaries for one year from April, 2016 to March, 2017. The incidents were retrospectively analyzed byprofile, levels,distribution, and ratios. Results: The majority of incidents (94.7%, 1551/1638) weredistributed between the levels 0 to 3a, on the other hand, the incidents of a level higher than 3b occupied 5.3%. The reports from nurses were 75.3% (1234/1638) and those from doctors were 12.8% (209/1638). The level 3b totalled 30.6% (64/209) of the doctor-reported incidents. In contrast, the level 2 totalled 33.8% (417/1234) of the nurse-reported incidents. The levels of the doctor-incidents were comparatively higher than those of the nurse-incidents. The profiles of the incidents were categorized as drug administration (n = 439, 26.8%), nursing care (n = 399, 24.4%), drain and tube (n = 258, 15.8%), medical treatment and care (n = 199, 12.1%), medical examination (n = 141, 8.6%), medical equipment (n = 99, 6.0%), giving instructions (n = 66, 4.0%) and blood transfusion (n = 12, 0.7%).Conclusions: It is important for multidisciplinaries to report incidents because they can learn novel experiences from the incidents for preventing a recurrence. By proper utilizing of the incident-reporting system, it could be aneffective tool that helps the medical staff build a strong patient safety culture, and a safer workday would improvetheir quality of healthcare.