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Journal Article

Incident and error reporting systems in intensive care: a systematic review of the literature.

Brunsveld-Reinders AH, Arbous S, De Vos R, et al. International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care. 2016;28:2-13.

This systematic review found that incident reporting systems used in intensive care units failed to meet the standards recommended by the World Health Organization for adverse event reporting systems. The common problems with these systems—principally, insufficient analysis of reported incidents and inadequate feedback—have been noted in other commentaries.