HCR 210 Week 3-DQ 2 - that if they get sued they will be...

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Incident reports are information about an accident or medical error that could result in a law suit.  Incident reports are filed with the facility’s risk management office are a secondary source of  patient information. The reason for not filing incident reports in patients medical records are  because they are considered secondary sources and are not subject to release when patient  records are requested. Incident reports are available to the health care facilities attorneys so 
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Unformatted text preview: that if they get sued they will be able to properly prepare a defense. Three examples of secondary sources are if a patient or visitor slips and falls on the floor, if a patient is given the wrong medicine, or if a patient happens to fall out of the bed. All three of these could lead to a lawsuit that is why secondary sources are filed with the risk management not in the patients chart....
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course HCA HCR210 taught by Professor Barnes during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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