Optimization of Incident Reporting System for Danish Healthcare

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Mia Horsbøl Hansen
  • Marlena Anna Plocharska
10 % of all patients admitted to a hospital experience an incident with an adverse event, while 1/3 of these incidents result in death or disability. Therefore, is the procedure and analysis of the reported incidents important to prevent recurrence. Based on the analyzed literature and interviews regarding the Danish healthcare system, three main problem areas were identified regarding incident reporting, incident feedback, and data extraction and analysis. The problem areas provided knowledge for the development of a proof of concept IR system and IR database design. The validation results indicated possible improvements with the IR system, however further tests of the IR database are required. The IR system proved to be well accomplished regrading usability, and provided means for visualization and data extraction. However, several changes to the IR system have to be implemented and tested before it can be used in the Danish healthcare system.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date2 Jun 2015
Number of pages132
ID: 213503239