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Incidents per 1000 bed days – what does this actually mean? How is this sum used to quantify incidents reported in an outpatient setting? 

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I don't think that Occupied bed days can apply to an outpatient setting.

what may add value is to agree a standardised probability measure to define the incidence of harm.

This could be as crude as episodes of harm/per 1,000 appointments/interactions, however that wouldn't be of sufficient quality to meaningfully differentiate between  the associated risks of different procedural types etc

A further breakdown against actual activity/procedural type would help to identify areas of high risk and support targeted interventions to ensure effective mitigation.




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