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Using portable digital technology for clinical care and critical incidents: a new model

Bolsin, Stephen N; Colson, Mark; Faunce, Thomas


The number of patients suffering adverse incidents during treatment in hospitals is not declining. The cost of this poor safety record in Australia is 1 billion dollars to 4.7 billion dollars each year. Quality and safety initiatives focus on promoting adverse event reporting. Major problems include poor reporting of adverse events and lack of clinician involvement. We propose a model for clinician-led reporting based on secure transmission of encrypted data from a programmed personal digital...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Health Review


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