Implementing a Good Catch Program in an Integrated Health System

Debbie Barnard, Marilyn Dumkee, Balvir Bains and Brenda Gallivan

In 2004, the Canadian Adverse Events Study (Baker et al. 2004) determined the incidence rate of adverse events (AE) in Canada to be 7.5%. This translates to approximately 185,000 for the almost 2.5 million annual hospital admissions in Canada. The study noted "close to 70,000 of these AEs were potentially preventable."

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