Accession Number : ADA331452

Title :   Enhancing Medical Care: The Computerized Critical Incident Technique (CCIT) Survey,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Booth-Kewley, Stephanie ; Freeman, Karen

PDF Url : ADA331452

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : Iatrogenic illness and injury are a major source of morbidity and mortality for hospitalized patients. However, little is known about the incidence, nature, and causes of adverse medical events. The objective of this project was to develop a survey that could be used to assess adverse medical events. The survey was designed to obtain systematic information about adverse medical events. The critical incident technique was used to develop the Computerized Critical Incident (CCIT) survey. A test version of the survey (CCIT-I) was installed in the Intensive Care Unit of a major military hospital; 482 incident reports were collected. The survey system was positively received by the staff and the reports resulted in a number of corrective actions. The survey was revised to correct several problems. The second version of the survey (CCIT-II) was evaluated by subject matter experts. The feedback provided by the subject matter experts were used as the basis for a second revision. This resulted in the third, current version of the survey (CCIT-III).

Descriptors :   *MEDICAL SERVICES, SOURCES, MEDICINE, SURVEYS, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, PATIENTS, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, HOSPITALIZATIONS, MORBIDITY.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE