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Exploring similarities and differences in hospital adverse event rates between Norway and Sweden using Global Trigger Tool.

Authors
  • Deilkås, Ellen Tveter1, 2
  • Risberg, Madeleine Borgstedt3
  • Haugen, Marion4
  • Lindstrøm, Jonas Christoffer2
  • Nylén, Urban5
  • Rutberg, Hans6, 7
  • Michael, Soop5
  • 1 National Patient Safety Program, Norwegian Directorate of Health, Oslo, Norway. , (Norway)
  • 2 Health Services Research Center, Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway. , (Norway)
  • 3 Center for Healthcare Development, County Council of Östergötland, Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 4 Norwegian Computing Center, Oslo, Norway. , (Norway)
  • 5 National Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm, Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 6 Division of Health Care Analysis, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 7 Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, Stockholm, Sweden. , (Sweden)
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ Open
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Mar 20, 2017
Volume
7
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012492
PMID: 28320786
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The level of patient safety in acute care hospitals, as assessed by GTT, was essentially the same in both countries. The differences between the countries in the rates of several types of AEs provide new incentives for Norwegian and Swedish governing bodies to address patient safety issues.

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