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Report Finds Lack of Recording of Never Events in Swiss Hospital System

A nationwide analysis shows avoidable incidents that cause patients harm occur relatively frequently in the Swiss hospital system but are managed differently across institutions, writes MENAFN. Creating a Never Event List and uniform definitions could help to standardise the management of such incidents and close the knowledge gap on their nature and frequency, the Swiss Patient Safety Foundation said in a recently released report. The Foundation surveyed 95 Swiss hospitals in 2019 on the incidence and management of never events, which are defined as completely avoidable instances of serious patient harm. Some 73% of risk and quality managers said they considered never events to be important or central to their work.

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