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unintended event that has negative influence upon healthcare processes


This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: adverse event; 
Plural: adverse events; 


NOTE 1 'Iatrogenesis' or 'iatrogeny' is a common cause of adverse events.

NOTE 2 adverse events can occur during appropriate healthcare activities

NOTE 3 adverse events may cause harm



Required associations

a number of adverse events influences one or more healthcare processes
exactly one adverse event requires exactly one adverse event management

Optional associations


    unintended event
adverse event


adverse event

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