Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 19(4) January 2017 : 44-46.doi:10.12927/hcq.2017.25009
Safer Patient Care

Key Advantages of a Targeted Incident Reporting System for Severe and Critical Clostridium difficile Infection Incidents

Hibak Mahamed, Camille Lemieux and Susy Hota


There is little guidance on how to design and implement an incident reporting system (IRS) targeted at one of the most common types of adverse events in hospitals: hospital-associated infections. In this article, we describe an IRS for severe and critical Clostridium difficile infection incidents and highlight its key advantages.



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