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UK considers logging adverse incidents

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 24 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:212
  1. Annabel Ferriman, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The NHS needs to log all adverse clinical incidents in a systematic way, so that staff can learn from others and take steps to prevent serious disasters, the secretary of state for health, Frank Dobson, told a parliamentary committee last week.

    “This is in line with the airline industry, which records not only …

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