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Letters Clinical negligence

Let us learn from litigation claims: actuarial tools can improve safety

BMJ 2021; 373 doi: (Published 11 June 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;373:n1480
  1. Federica Foti, forensic pathologist1,
  2. Fabio De-Giorgio, forensic pathologist and associate professor2 3,
  3. Giuseppe Vetrugno, risk manager and forensic pathologist, associate professor1 2
  1. 1Risk Management Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario “A Gemelli” IRCCS, Rome, Italy
  2. 2Department of Health Care Surveillance and Bioethics, Section of Legal Medicine, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome
  3. 3Fondazione Policlinico Universitario “A. Gemelli” IRCCS, Rome
  1. fotifederica89{at}

Whether in-depth analysis of incident reporting can help promote the quality of assistance has long been debated because the people who deal with reporting and root cause analysis think that there are not enough resources to solve problems and that there is no known solution.1

This principle also applies to the analysis of …

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