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Descriptor in English: Patient Harm
Descriptor in Spanish: Daño del Paciente
Descriptor in Portuguese: Dano ao Paciente
Descriptor in French: Préjudice au patient
Entry term(s): Harms, Patient
Tree number(s): N06.850.135.060.075.349
N06.850.725
Scope note: A measure of PATIENT SAFETY considering errors or mistakes which result in harm to the patient. They include errors in the administration of drugs and other medications (MEDICATION ERRORS), errors in the performance of procedures or the use of other types of therapy, in the use of equipment, and in the interpretation of laboratory findings and preventable accidents involving patients.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
NU nursing
PC prevention & control
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends
VE veterinary
History Note: 2014
DeCS UI: 55464
Descriptor UI: D064406
Date Established: 2014/01/01
Date of Entry: 2013/07/08
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Patient Harm - Preferred
Concept UI M0581490
Scope note A measure of PATIENT SAFETY considering errors or mistakes which result in harm to the patient. They include errors in the administration of drugs and other medications (MEDICATION ERRORS), errors in the performance of procedures or the use of other types of therapy, in the use of equipment, and in the interpretation of laboratory findings and preventable accidents involving patients.
Preferred term Patient Harm
Entry term(s) Harms, Patient



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