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dc.contributor.authorDe Wet, C
dc.contributor.authorBowie, P
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-17T04:31:23Z
dc.date.available2018-04-17T04:31:23Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn1479-1072
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/340643
dc.description.abstractMinimising the risk of preventable harm to patients is a National Health Service (NHS) priority in the UK. In the past decade, a patient safety agenda has been established in much secondary care, but is only now migrating to primary care. Information about the epidemiology of error, contributory factors and the scale of preventable harm is limited in comparison to what is known in acute hospitals. We describe how to apply a recently developed trigger tool – a rapid audit method of screening electronic patient records to detect patient harm – as a feasible part of routine primary care practice. We promote the idea that the trigger tool approach will enable care teams and clinicians to refocus their learning and improvement efforts on one of the most serious issues facing the NHS or any modern healthcare system – how to minimise the risks of unintended but avoidable harm to patients.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherRadcliffe Publishing Ltd
dc.publisher.urihttp://primarycare.imedpub.com/abstract/screening-electronic-patient-records-to-detect-preventable-harm-a-trigger-tool-for-primary-care-2423.html
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom115
dc.relation.ispartofpageto125
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalQuality in Primary Care
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleScreening electronic patient records to detect preventable harm: A trigger tool for primary care
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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gro.rights.copyright© 2011 The Author(s). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorde Wet, Carl


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