Integral incident management system in primary care: Beyond patient safety
Luque Mellado, F.J.; Martos Molines, F.J.; Lebrero Villa, Y.
Revista de Calidad Asistencial Organo de la Sociedad Espanola de Calidad Asistencial 32(6): 335-341
ISSN/ISBN: 1887-1364 PMID: 29169964 DOI: 10.1016/j.cali.2017.10.004
To describe an integral system of notification and management of incidents, created by the Primary Care Team of Guineueta, as well as the main results after 18 months of implementation. Using a simple online form, health professionals notified any type of, already categorised, incident. Each of them were distributed to an improvement team that assessed and performed the necessary actions. In addition, the Quality Committee immediately assessed the ones that affected patient safety, as well as the most relevant or repetitive ones every 6 months. During the first 18 months of operation of the system, the health professionals reported 1,267 incidents, most notably informatics, maintenance/technical assistance, and errors in scheduling, in internal circuits and protocols. Eight of them were considered to significantly affect patient safety. The implementation of the described system has been consolidated into our team, facilitating the detection of problems, the accomplishment of improvement actions and involving the professionals in the improvement of the quality.