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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