Exploring the Costs of Unsafe Care in the NHS: A Report Prepared for the Department of Health.
London, UK: Frontier Economics Ltd; October 2014.
This report provides an overview of evidence on preventable adverse events in the National Health Service and estimates that health care–acquired patient harm results in £1 to £2.5 billion in extra costs annually.
Patient Safety in Private Hospitals: the Known and the Unknown Risk.
Leys C, Toft B. London, UK: Centre for Health and the Public Interest; August 2014.
Hospital staff should use more than one method to detect adverse events and potential adverse events: incident reporting, pharmacist surveillance and local real-time record review may all have a place.
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Routinely recorded patient safety events in primary care: a literature review.
Tsang C, Majeed A, Aylin P. Fam Pract. 2012;29:8-15.
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Adverse event rates as measures of hospital performance.
Hauck K, Zhao X, Jackson T. Health Policy. 2012;104:146-154.