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Mix of methods is needed to identify adverse events in general practice: A prospective observational study

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

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BACKGROUND The validity and usefulness of incident reporting and other methods for identifying adverse events remains unclear. This study aimed to compare five methods in general practice. METHODS In a prospective observational study, with five general practitioners, five methods were applied and compared. The five methods were physician reported adverse events, pharmacist reported adverse events, patients' experiences of adverse events, assessment of a random sample of medical records, and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008-06-15
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95409
Source: BMC Family Practice
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-9-35

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