Table 6

Level of patient harm as determined by NPSA grading system [27]

NPSA Severity Grading

GP Principals

(n)

GP Registrars

(n)

Total

n (%)


No Harm - Impact Prevented

Any patient safety incident that had the potential to cause harm but was prevented, resulting in no harm to people receiving NHS-funded care

24

28

52 (27.2)

No Harm - Impact Not Prevented

Any patient safety incident that ran to completion but no harm occurred to people receiving NHS-funded care

33

24

57 (29.8)

Harm - Low

Any patient safety incident that required extra observation or minor treatment and caused minimal harm, to one or more persons receiving NHS-funded care

7

7

14 (7.3)

Harm - Moderate

Any patient safety incident that resulted in a moderate increase in treatment and which caused significant but not permanent harm, to one or more persons receiving NHS-funded care

9

13

22 (11.5)

Harm - Severe

Any patient safety incident that appears to have resulted in permanent harm to one or more persons receiving NHS-funded care

6

3

9 (4.7)

Harm - Death

Any patient safety incident that directly resulted in the death of one or more persons receiving NHS-funded care

2

1

3 (1.6)

Not applicable

Non-patient safety incidents

18

16

34 (17.8)


TOTAL

99

92

191


McKay et al. BMC Family Practice 2009 10:61   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-10-61

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