Cardiac surgery errors: Results from the UK national reporting and learning system

Elizabeth A. Martinez, Andrew Shore, Elizabeth Ann Colantuoni, Kurt Herzer, David Thompson, Ayse Gurses, Jill A Marsteller, Laura Bauer, Christine A. Goeschel, Kevin Cleary, Peter J. Pronovost, Julius Cuong Pham

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Objective: To describe cardiac surgery-related incidents and compare the types and severity of incidents occurring in the operating room (OR) versus non-OR locations. We hypothesized that the type and severity of incidents in cardiac surgery would differ in the OR compared with non-OR locations. Design: A retrospective cross-sectional study of all incidents categorized as cardiac surgery in the UK National Reporting and Learning System database between January 2003 and February 2007. Differences in proportions were evaluated by χ2 or Fischer's exact test. The odds ratio of an event occurring in the OR compared with all non-OR settings was calculated using logistic regression. The harm susceptibility ratio ranked locations by the degree of harm. Setting: All trusts performing cardiac surgery. Participants. None. Intervention: None. Main Outcome Measures: Cardiac surgery incidents occurring in the OR versus non-OR. Results: A total of 4828 (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbermzq084
Pages (from-to)151-158
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal for Quality in Health Care
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

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Thoracic Surgery
Operating Rooms
Learning
Cross-Sectional Studies
Logistic Models
Odds Ratio
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Databases

Keywords

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Error reporting
  • Incident reporting
  • Medical errors
  • Operating room
  • Patient safety
  • Perioperative
  • Surgical errors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Cardiac surgery errors : Results from the UK national reporting and learning system. / Martinez, Elizabeth A.; Shore, Andrew; Colantuoni, Elizabeth Ann; Herzer, Kurt; Thompson, David; Gurses, Ayse; Marsteller, Jill A; Bauer, Laura; Goeschel, Christine A.; Cleary, Kevin; Pronovost, Peter J.; Pham, Julius Cuong.

In: International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Vol. 23, No. 2, mzq084, 04.2011, p. 151-158.

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Martinez, Elizabeth A. ; Shore, Andrew ; Colantuoni, Elizabeth Ann ; Herzer, Kurt ; Thompson, David ; Gurses, Ayse ; Marsteller, Jill A ; Bauer, Laura ; Goeschel, Christine A. ; Cleary, Kevin ; Pronovost, Peter J. ; Pham, Julius Cuong. / Cardiac surgery errors : Results from the UK national reporting and learning system. In: International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2011 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 151-158.
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