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A popular term for a serious medical error that does not result in harm to the patient
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close call

Medtalk A popular term for a serious medical error that does not result in harm to the Pt. See Medical error.
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I first discuss the challenges of observing near misses and then turn to an analysis of how our choices of data collection affect the type of near miss data that we ultimately observe.
The study was divided into two parts: (i) a comparison of structure between the hospitals; and (it) a process audit of near misses and maternal deaths from BDACS.
Life threatening condition, which included near miss and maternal deaths cases were retrospectively identified among all pregnant and recently delivered women with pregnancy related complications and who were admitted to the FH maternity from January 1 to December 31 2010.
Last year there were 73 near misses with vehicles on level crossings across the UK while there were 258 near misses with non-vehicle road users, while four vehicles were hit by trains at level crossings.
Researchers recorded the numerical rating value corresponding with the tic mark the participant choose after each play, the bet color and ticket value the participant chose, the number of tickets won, and the outcome of the trial (win, near miss, or loss).
Prevention of maternal mortality is obviously the aim of obstetricians, hence an outcome audit of near miss maternal deaths would be a useful adjunct to an assessment of maternal deaths and would concentrate on the management of morbidity once it has occurred2.
She said: "There have been two near misses involving jets entering the Machynlleth Loop from different points in the past 16 months.
The largest number of near misses (36 per cent) happened on shopping trips, while 21 per cent said they had a close call on the school run.
This article is about a novel type of near miss program that was designed and implemented during a heavy phase of construction on an LNG (liquefied natural gas) plant overseas.
Two planes almost collided at the El Prat Airport in Barcelona with the near miss incident captured on video.
Maternal near miss - towards a standard tool for monitoring quality of maternal health care.

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