Table 3 Comparison of features of the existing incident reporting systems in primary care
Reporting systemIdentity of reportersAccessFeedbackReporting rates (reports/x months)
NRLSAnonymous + confidentialOpen, NHS staffDirect when confidential, publication of safety bulletins438/173
JFZAnonymousOpenPublication of incident reports, comments and expert analyses199/17
CIRSmedical DeutschlandAnonymousOpenPublication of reports and comments29/717
CIRSmedicalGPAnonymousOpen to members of the Swiss Medical AssociationPublication of incident reports and comments19/1816