Effect of an anonymous reporting system on near-miss and harmful medical error reporting in a pediatric intensive care unit

J Nurs Care Qual. 2007 Jul-Sep;22(3):213-21. doi: 10.1097/01.NCQ.0000277777.35395.e0.


Adverse event reporting is a key element for improving patient safety. This study describes a new voluntary, anonymous reporting system that facilitates reporting of near-miss and patient harm events and an assessment of patient harm by the bedside care provider in a pediatric intensive care unit. The results demonstrated the effectiveness of the Patient Safety Report as a method to capture near-miss and patient harm events.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Confidentiality*
  • Data Collection
  • Documentation / methods*
  • Hospitals, Pediatric
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units, Pediatric* / organization & administration
  • Medical Errors / adverse effects
  • Medical Errors / mortality
  • Medical Errors / nursing
  • Medical Errors / prevention & control*
  • Medical Errors / statistics & numerical data*
  • Needs Assessment
  • Nursing Evaluation Research
  • Outcome and Process Assessment, Health Care
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration
  • Pilot Projects
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Research Design
  • Risk Management / organization & administration*
  • Systems Analysis
  • Utah