Table 1

The 23 major categories of information collected for each critical incident

Error or failure
Location of incident
Date of incident
Time of day
Hospital location
Patient condition before the incident
OR scheduling
Length of OR procedure
OR procedure
Anesthetic technique
Associated factors
Immediate consequence to patient
Secondary consequence to patient
Who discovered incident in progress
Who discovered incident cause
Discovery delay
Correction delay
Discovery of cause delay
Individual responsible for incident
Involvement of interviewee
Interviewee experience at time of interview
Related incidents
Important side comments