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a prepared account of an event, investigation, or evaluation, usually for formal presentation to an authority or group.
accident report incident report.
case report a narrative in the professional literature that identifies a single incident and discusses pertinent factors related to the patient.
incident report a written document describing inadvertent trauma to a patient, errors or omissions in care, or untoward events happening to staff or visitors. Such a report should be filed as soon after the event as possible. Called also accident report.
shift report in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as exchanging essential patient care information with other nursing staff at change of shift.
a document, usually confidential (protected from discovery by a plaintiff in a lawsuit), describing any accident or deviation from policies or orders involving a patient, employee, visitor, or student on the premises of a health care facility.
in·ci·dent re·port(in'si-dĕnt rē-pōrt')
Formal written description of an unusual occurrence, particularly an error or accident that has or may have adverse consequences.