Cover: Reporting of Adverse Events

Reporting of Adverse Events

Published in: The New England Journal of Medicine, v. 347, no. 20, Nov. 14, 2002, p. 1633-1638

Posted on rand.org 2002

by Lucian L. Leape

This article examines the role of reporting in efforts to improve safety, assess the evidence that current reporting systems improve safety, review the characteristics of successful systems, and explore options for developing new reporting systems.

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