Lessons from the TAPS study: managing investigation results - is your practice system safe?

Meredith A. B. Makeham*, Charles Bridges-Webb AO, Michael R. Kidd

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The TAPS study found that errors in the process of providing health care were reported by general practitioners more than twice as often as deficiencies in a clinician's knowledge or skills. Approximately 20% of these process error events concerned investigations. In addition, some reported events that related to investigations included filing system and recall errors, which accounted for a further 10% of reported error events.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-626
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Family Physician
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes



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