Analysis of incidents notified in a general hospital

Analysis of incidents notified in a general hospital

Author de Figueiredo, Mirela Lopes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
de Oliveira e Silva, Carla Silvana [UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santos Figueiredo Brito, Maria Fernanda Google Scholar
D'Innocenzo, Maria Google Scholar
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the incidents spontaneously notified in a general hospital in Minas Gerais. Method: Retrospective, descriptive, quantitative study performed at a general hospital in Montes Claros - Minas Gerais State. The sample comprised 1,316 incidents reported from 2011 to 2014. The data were submitted to descriptive statistical analysis using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 18.0. Results: The prevalence of incidents was 33.8 per 1,000 hospitalizations, with an increase during the investigation period and higher frequency in hospitalization units, emergency room and surgical center. These occurred mostly with adult clients and relative to the medication supply chain. The main causes were noncompliance with routines/protocols, necessitating changes in routines and training. Conclusion: There was a considerable prevalence of incidents and increase in notifications during the period investigated, which requires the attention of managers and hospital staff. Nevertheless, we observed development of the patient safety culture.
Keywords Patient Safety
Safety Management
Quality of Health Care
Quality Assurance in Health Care
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Brasilia Df
Language English
Date 2018
Published in Revista Brasileira De Enfermagem. Brasilia Df, v. 71, n. 1, p. 111-119, 2018.
ISSN 0034-7167 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Brasileira Enfermagem
Extent 111-119
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000429060300016

Show full item record


Name: WOS000429060300016.pdf
Size: 512.7Kb
Format: PDF
Open file

This item appears in the following Collection(s)




My Account