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Adverse event

An adverse event (AE) is defined as an unintended injury that results in prolonged stay, disability at the time of discharge, or death and is caused by health care management rather than by the patient's underlying disease process [1,3,9,11].


A bundle is a structured way of improving the processes of care and patient outcomes: a small, straightforward set of practices – generally three to five – that, when performed collectively and reliably, have been proven to improve patient outcomes [17].

van Gaal et al. BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:58   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-9-58

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