Table 4 Types of data that hospital adverse-event-reporting systems are designed to collect
Data elementPercentage having the data element
Type of occurrence100
Place of occurrence100
Time of occurrence99
Patient demographics95
If any action was taken94
Needed follow-up treatment94
Personnel involved91
Contributing factors89
Needed administrative follow-up85
Condition before/after event82
Severity of harm to patient79
Patient’s medical history58
Other information47
  • The number of non-responses ranged from a maximum of 15 to a minimum of 2.