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Critical incident reporting in neonatal practice
  1. Nimish V Subhedar,
  2. Heather A Parry
  1. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr N V Subhedar, Neonatal Intensive, Care Unit, Liverpool Women's Hospital, Crown Street, Liverpool L8 7SS, UK; nim.subhedar{at}


Patient safety incidents (PSIs) occur relatively frequently in healthcare. Incident-reporting systems are designed to systematically collect information relating to PSIs in order to identify and rectify problems in the delivery of clinical care. This review provides an overview of the incident reporting process and summarises local and national data of PSIs reported in a neonatal population.

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.