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Harm caused by adverse events in primary care: A clinical observational study

Wetzels, Raymond; Wolters, Rene; Wensing, Michel; van Weel, Chris


Rationale, aims and objectives Patient safety in primary care is important, but not well studied. The aim of our study was to determine the actual and potential harm caused by adverse events in primary care. Method Observational study in two general practices, including the patients of five doctors. Two methods were used to identify adverse events; (1) a prospective registration of adverse events by the general practitioner and (2) a retrospective audit of medical records. Actual harm was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2008.01005.x


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