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Criteria for Describing an Adverse Event & Negligence

Purpose:

To review the medical care a patient received using the criteria of Hiatt et al.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

adverse effects, prevention

ICD-10:

Y69

Description:

Hiatt et al developed criteria for determining if an adverse event occurred as a result of medical management and whether negligence was involved. This can help standardize quality reviews of medical care delivery. The authors are from Harvard Schools of Public Health, Medicine and Law and Syracuse University.

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