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Table 3 Overview of classifications

From: Patient safety in Dutch primary care: a study protocol

Type of incident:
Related to organization, communication, prevention, triage, diagnostics, and/or treatment.
Cause(s) of the incident:
Related to latent conditions (technical or organizational), active errors (human: knowledge-based behaviour, human: rule-based behaviour, human: skill-based behaviour), and other factors (patient related or other type) [27].
Harm to the patient:
Error, but no harm; error resulting in harm to the patient; error resulting in death; error, but harm indeterminate [32].
Probability of severe harm or death:
Very probable, probable, or not probable.