preventable patient harm

Formal Definition

Harm that occurs as a result of an identifiable and modifiable cause, and its future recurrence can be avoided by reasonable adaptation to a process or adherence to guidelines, although universal consensus has not been established.

"Nabhan M, Elraiyah T, Brown DR, et al. What is preventable harm in healthcare? A systematic review of definitions. BMC Health Serv Res2012;12:128. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-128. pmid:22630817 Panagioti Maria, Khan Kanza, Keers Richard N, Abuzour Aseel, Phipps Denham, Kontopantelis Evangelos et al. Prevalence, severity, and nature of preventable patient harm across medical care settings: systematic review and meta-analysis BMJ 2019; 366 :l4185"
  • Categories: Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacovigilance