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Never Events for Hospital Care in Canada

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Led by Health Quality Ontario and supported by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, the report: Never Events for Hospital Care in Canada says all never events are preventable using organizational checks and balances.

To create the report, the group of health care quality organizations from across Canada, known as the Never Events Action Team, researched, surveyed and consulted with providers, patients and the public before recommending a list of never events in Canada’s health care system.

The list of never events is meant to encourage the ongoing development of a safer health system. By identifying what events should be never events, it is hoped that Canadian hospitals will rally around them and harness their collective knowledge, expertise and experiences to prevent them from happening.

For more information about the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, please visit:

Never Events for Hospital Care in Canada: Report

Read about Never Events for Hospital Care in Canada, and strategies to reduce them.

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Canada creates list of events that should never happen in hospitals.

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