Table 1

Terminology for patient reporting of adverse events

Term used
Medical error, mistake3 6 10 14 16 18
Medical mistake13
Comments (stand-alone kiosk in hospital)7
Preventable incidents8
Complications, problems, negative effects, or unexpected or unpleasant situations9 19
Safety related undesirable events17
Problem or injury3 20
Anything ever go wrong11
Should not have happened and that you don't want to see happen again12
Symptomatic inquiry21