Evolution of risk management in health care system: Survey on the adverse events occurred in Palermo University Hospital Policlinico “Paolo Giaccone”

Alberto Firenze, Omar Enzo Santangelo, Sandro Provenzano, Daniele Domenico Raia, Omar Enzo Santangelo, Francesca Rocca, Francesco Armetta, Alberto Firenze, Daniele Domenico Raia, Sandro Provenzano

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Introduction. We aimed at carrying out a quantitative and qualitative analysis of claims for adverse events addressed to Palermo University Hospital Policlinico “Paolo Giaccone” in order to promote evidence-based interventions and increase patient safety. Methods. A retrospective study of 296 claims collected between 1st of January, 2014 and 31st of December, 2017 by Quality and Clinical Risk Management staff unit was performed along with descriptive analysis of any associated determinant factors. Results. The most frequent causes of claims consisted of wrong surgical procedures (33.8%), mistaken diagnoses (18.6%), falls (17.6%), infections (6.4%), postoperative complications (5.4%) and wrong therapies (3.1%). At the end of the survey, the judicial process was not concluded in the majority of cases (82.8%). Claims were closed by receipt payment in 12.2% of cases, without any payment in 5.1%. Conclusions. Clinical risk management plays a pivotal role in providing information and tools to prevent medical adverse events, avoid claims addressed to hospitals and improve the quality of health care. Evoluzione della gestione dei rischio clinico nel siste-ma sanitario: indagine sugli eventi avversi verificatasi nell'Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Policlinico “Paolo Giaccone” di Palermo.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-250
Number of pages7
JournalRECENTI PROGRESSI IN MEDICINA
Volume110
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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    Firenze, A., Santangelo, O. E., Provenzano, S., Raia, D. D., Santangelo, O. E., Rocca, F., Armetta, F., Firenze, A., Raia, D. D., & Provenzano, S. (2019). Evolution of risk management in health care system: Survey on the adverse events occurred in Palermo University Hospital Policlinico “Paolo Giaccone”. RECENTI PROGRESSI IN MEDICINA, 110, 244-250.