An evaluation of adverse incident reporting.
To examine the reliability of adverse incident-reporting systems we carried out a retrospective review of the mother and baby case notes from a series of 250 deliveries in each of two London obstetric units. Notes were screened for the presence of adverse incidents defined by lists of incidents to be reported in accordance with unit protocols. We assessed the percentage of adverse incidents reported by staff to the maternity risk manager at each unit; the percentage of incidents detected by e...Expand abstract
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