Measuring harm

Measuring harm

Author: World Health Organisation

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These slides from a Patient Safety Research Introductory Course introduce methods of measuring harm and cover a range of learning objectives.

They include:

  • To understand how to measure the magnitude and type of different adverse events that lead to patient harm
  • Measuring what goes wrong in healthcare includes counting how many patients are harmed or killed each year, and from which types of adverse events.
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