Study looks at GP clinic adverse events

20 Jul 2011 | Adverse Events

Otago University researchers will examine the records of 300,000 patients from 30 doctor's clinics in the South Island.

Lead researcher Associate Professor Susan Dovey said the $150,000 Health Research Council-funded study would look for events such as medication errors, communication barriers and missed test results.

Health Quality & Safety Commission chairman Professor Alan Merry said New Zealand's primary care was very good, but he welcomed the study.

"The idea behind this kind of work is to get a better idea of what leads to things going wrong and helping to learn how to prevent them."

The full article, from the Dominion Post, is available here.

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