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Unsafe or Hazardous Conditions

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  • An adverse event. A patient safety event that resulted in harm to the patient. The event may occur by the omission or commission of medical care.
  • A no-harm event. A Patient Safety event that reached the patient but did not cause harm.
  • A near-miss event. A Patient Safety event that did not reach the patient (also known as “close call” or “good catch”) unsafe or hazardous condition. A condition or a circumstance (other than a patient’s own disease process or condition) that increases the probability of an adverse event.

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Medical Quality Assurance and Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System

Last Updated: February 08, 2024
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