The critical incident technique was introduced as an additional form of quality assurance to an anaesthetic department of a major Hong Kong teaching hospital.
In one year, 125 critical incidents were reported from over 16 000 anaesthetics.
The most common incidents reported concerned the airway, breathing systems, and drug administration, with inadequate checking of equipment a frequent associated factor.
Human error was a factor in 80% of incidents.
Critical incidents were reported for the time during which the patient was under the anaesthetist's care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Assurance qualité, Anesthésie, Service hospitalier, Erreur humaine, Défaillance appareil, HongKong, Asie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Quality assurance, Anesthesia, Hospital ward, Human error, Apparatus failure, Hong Kong, Asia, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0298788
Code Inist : 002B27A. Création : 199406.