Table 1

 Summary of data fields for each method

Data fieldIncident reportingSurveillance by pharmacistsRapid record review
AE, adverse event; PAE, potential adverse event.
Patient demographicsXXX
Date and time of eventXXX
Classification of stage of careXX
Classification of type of problemXX
Indication of staff group involvedXX
Section on contributory factorsX
Section for preventative measuresXXX
Allocation for free text descriptionXXX
Potential to detect both AE and PAEXXX
Opportunity to review all aspects of careXX