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Prevalence and consequences of patient safety incidents in general practice in the Netherlands: a retrospective medical record review study

Gaal, Sander; Verstappen, Wim; Wolters, Rene; Lankveld, Henrike; van Weel, Chris; Wensing, Michel


BACKGROUND Patient safety can be at stake in both hospital and general practice settings. While severe patient safety incidents have been described, quantitative studies in large samples of patients in general practice are rare. This study aimed to assess patient safety in general practice, and to show areas where potential improvements could be implemented. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of patient records in Dutch general practice. A random sample of 1,000 patients from 20...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-04-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Implementation Science
DOI: 10.1186/1748-5908-6-37


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