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The objective of this study is to analyze incident reports from hospital patients to identify adverse medical incidents and near-miss mishaps in their care. Researchers found that most of the adverse events involving patients are not identified. Thus, it is important for hospital systems to partner with patients to efficiently and quickly identify adverse medical events and errors to promote overall healthcare quality and patient safety.



Weingart, S. N., Pagovich, O., Sands, D. Z., Li, J. M., Aronson, M. D., Davis, R. B., … Phillips, R. S. (2005). What Can Hospitalized Patients Tell Us About Adverse Events? Learning from Patient-Reported Incidents. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 20(9), 830–836.


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