Conferencia de consenso sobre información de eventos adversos a pacientes y familiares

Translated title of the contribution: Consensus conference on providing information of adverse events to patients and relatives

M. C. Martín-Delgado, M. Fernández-Maillo, J. Bañeres-Amella, C. Campillo-Artero, L. Cabré-Pericas, R. Anglés-Coll, R. Gutiérrez-Fernández, J. M. Aranaz-Andrés, A. Pardo-Hernández, Albert W Wu

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Objective To develop recommendations regarding «Information about adverse events to patients and their families», through the implementation of a consensus conference. Material and methods A literature review was conducted to identify all relevant articles, the major policies and international guidelines, and the specific legislation developed in some countries on this process. The literature review was the basis for responding to a series of questions posed in a public session. A group of experts presented the best available evidence, interacting with stakeholders. At the end of the session, an interdisciplinary and multi-professional jury established the final recommendations of the consensus conference. Results The main recommendations advocate the need to develop policies and institutional guidelines in our field, favouring the patient adverse events disclosure process. The recommendations emphasize the need for the training of professionals in communication skills and patient safety, as well as the development of strategies for supporting professionals who are involved in an adverse event. The assessment of the interest and impact of specific legislation that would help the implementation of these policies was also considered. Conclusions A cultural change is needed at all levels, nuanced and adapted to the specific social and cultural aspects of our social and health spheres, and involves all stakeholders in the system to create a framework of trust and credibility in which the processing of information about adverse events may become effective.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)381-389
Number of pages9
JournalRevista de Calidad Asistencial
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013



  • Disclosure
  • KPatient safety
  • Medical error

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Policy

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Martín-Delgado, M. C., Fernández-Maillo, M., Bañeres-Amella, J., Campillo-Artero, C., Cabré-Pericas, L., Anglés-Coll, R., ... Wu, A. W. (2013). Conferencia de consenso sobre información de eventos adversos a pacientes y familiares. Revista de Calidad Asistencial, 28(6), 381-389.