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Hacia la Promoción de la Salud

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OTALVARO OSPINA, Ana M; VALENCIA VELASQUEZ, María A  and  CARDONA RIVAS, Dora. CHARACTERIZATION OF ADVERSE EVENTS IN A FIRST-LEVEL HOSPITAL IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CALDAS BETWEEN 2007 AND 2009. Hacia promoc. Salud [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.1, pp.87-98. ISSN 0121-7577.

Objective: to characterize the adverse events happening in a first-level hospital in the Department of Caldas between 2007 and 2009. Materials and methods: a cross-sectional retrospective descriptive study was performed which analyzed the information obtained during the adverse events (AE) registered between 2007 and 2009 in a first level hospital in the Department of Caldas. An EA data report of the institution was revised which contained 112 records. 63 records were highlighted and those that could be evaluated from the medical record (49) were selected. They were applied an instrument though which social-demographic, characteristics of the event and quality of the record variables were identified. Results: from the AE recorded, 38 cases corresponded to females and 11 cases to males. The most frequent AE were obstetric events (40.8%) and death as a result of lack of attention (16.3%); the least frequent cases were failures in safety (2.0%); 18.4% were deaths depending on seriousness of disease, 57.1% were slight events and 8.2% were moderate events. In 30.6% of the cases management was not established; in 22.4% of the cases small surgery was applied and in 20.4% other procedures were applied. As far as quality of records is concerned, 32.6% were bad, 44.8% were average, and 20.4% were high quality. Conclusions: 100% of the adverse events did not have individual proceeding records. Only one report of the most relevant AE was available but it neither implies a follow up of the event nor contains specific data of the situation or the patient.

Keywords : Adverse events; Department of Caldas; first level.

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