Lessons from the TAPS study - reducing the risk of patient harm

Aust Fam Physician. 2008 May;37(5):339-40.


The Threats to Australian Patient Safety (TAPS) Study collected 648 anonymous reports about threats to patient safety from a representative random sample of Australian general practitioners. These contained any events the GPs felt should not have happened and would not want to happen again, regardless of who was at fault or the outcome of the event. This series of articles presents clinical lessons resulting from the TAPS study.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Australia
  • Humans
  • Medical Errors / prevention & control*
  • Organizational Case Studies
  • Risk Management*
  • Safety Management*