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Germany sets up a system for reporting medical mistakes

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7497.922 (Published 21 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:922
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    Germany has set up a critical incident reporting system on the internet so that GPs and specialists can anonymously report any mistakes that they have made or that they have seen being made by colleagues.

    Last week the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians [Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung] announced in Berlin that it would be posting on a website all reported incidents once they had been checked for their veracity and anonymity (www.cirsmedical.ch/kbv)The system will be run by the …

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