National reporting system for medical errors is launched

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 08 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:884

In this news article by Vittal Katikireddi (28 February, p 481) we riskily suggested that the launch in February of the new national reporting and learning system (NRLS) in England and Wales was the world's first national system for collecting reports of health system failures and any errorcompromising patients' safety. We have since been advised that the Danish national incident reporting system was launched in January 2004.


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