Patient Safety Incident Analysis 

Analyze, manage and learn from patient safety incidents in any healthcare setting with the Canadian Incident Analysis Framework. 

Incident analysis is a structured process for identifying what happened, how and why it happened, what can be done to reduce the risk of recurrence and make care safer, and what was learned. It is an integral activity in the incident management continuum, which represents the activities and processes that surround a patient safety incident. 

The framework was developed collaboratively by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI - now Healthcare Excellence Canada), the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada, Saskatchewan Health, Patients for Patient Safety Canada, Paula Beard, Carolyn Hoffman and Micheline Ste-Marie. The framework is based on the 2006 Canadian Root Cause Analysis Framework. 

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