Letters

Electronic incident reporting and professional monitoring transforms culture

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7456.51-b (Published 01 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:51
  1. Stephen Bolsin, director, Division of Perioperative Medicine, Anaesthesia and Pain Management (steveb@barwonhealth.org.au),
  2. Andrew Patrick, staff specialist,
  3. Bernie Creati, staff specialist,
  4. Mark Colson, staff specialist,
  5. Leah Freestone, provisional fellow
  1. Geelong Hospital, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia

    EDITOR—We report how incident reporting and personal professional monitoring has been achieved using programmed handheld computing devices (personal digital assistants (PDAs)). Data and performance information have been collected and critical incidents reported for accredited trainees of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) in Geelong.1 2 This work favourably transforms the culture of the users, which has been …

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