Patient safety: improving incident reporting
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Patient safety: improving incident reporting

David Bird Senior lecturer in nursing, School of Health, The University of Northampton, Northampton

The aim of this article, the fourth of seven in this series, is to discuss the reporting of patient safety incidents, including near miss events. This article is based on step four of the National Patient Safety Agency’s (2004) Seven Steps to Patient Safety. Barriers to reporting are discussed and the associated benefits and limitations are highlighted.

Correspondence david.bird@northampton.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 20, 14,43-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.12.20.14.43.c4027

Published in print: 14 December 2005

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review