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Table 3 Description screening criteria for potential adverse events [1]

From: Design of a retrospective patient record study on the occurrence of adverse events among patients in Dutch hospitals

Screening criteria

Unplanned admission before index admission (admission reasons are related to the index admission)

Unplanned readmission after discharge from index admission

Hospital-incurred patient injury (Permanent or temporary injury obtained (acquired) during index admission)

Adverse drug reaction

Unplanned transfer from general care to (an) intensive care (unit)

Unplanned transfer to another acute care hospital (after unexpected deterioration of the patient)

Unplanned return to the operating room

Unplanned removal, injury or repair of organ during surgery

Hospital-acquired infection or sepsis

Other patient complication

Development of neurological deficit not present on admission

Unexpected death

Cardiac or respiratory arrest

Injury related to abortion or delivery

Inappropriate discharge to home

Dissatisfaction with care documented in the medical record

Documentation or correspondence indicating litigation

Any other undesirable outcome not covered above