Little is known of the factors that underlie surgical errors. Incident reporting has been proposed as a method of obtaining information about medical errors to help identify such factors. Between November 1, 2000, and March 15, 2001, the authors conducted confidential interviews with randomly selected surgeons from three Massachusetts teaching hospitals to elicit detailed reports on surgical adverse events resulting from errors in management (incidents).
This script for the PIC patient education video exactly follows the patient-education brochure (RAND/MR-1198/11-AHRQ), providing additional reinforcement for the patient at home or among family members.
RAND/Samueli Chair for Integrative Medicine and Senior Health Policy Researcher
Ian Coulter is a senior health policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, where he holds the Samueli Institute Chair in Policy for Integrative Medicine. He is a professor in the School of Dentistry, UCLA, in the Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry; a health consultant at RAND; and a…