hcq volume 18, issue 4, P66-72 2016 DOI: 10.12927/hcq.2016.24547 View full text
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Sarah Boucaud, Danielle Dorschner

Abstract: Patient safety incidents are a national-level phenomenon, requiring a pan-Canadian approach to ensure that incidents are reported and lessons are learned and broadly disseminated. This work explores the variation in current provincial and local approaches to reporting through a literature review. Trends are consolidated and recommendations are offered to foster better alignment of existing systems. These include adopting a common terminology, defining the patient role in reporting, increasing system users' per…

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