You are viewing the site in preview mode

Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Definition of terms

From: A framework to assess patient-reported adverse outcomes arising during hospitalization

Term Definition
Adverse Outcome (AO) Any suboptimal outcome experienced by the patient, including a new or worsening symptom, unanticipated visits to health facilities or death
Patient-reported Adverse Outcome (PRAO) Any suboptimal outcome experienced by the patient and reported directly by the patient without interpretation of anyone else, which includes a new or worsening symptom, unanticipated visits to health facilities or death
Adverse Event (AE) An adverse outcome caused by the processes of medical care rather than by the progression of disease, where medical care refers to all aspects of care
Ameliorable Adverse Event (AAE) An injury whose severity could have been substantially reduced if different actions or procedures had been performed or followed (unavoidable injuries but severity could have been decreased)
Preventable Adverse Event (PAE) An injury that could have been avoided