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ready International Classification for Patient Safety

Abbreviation: ICPS

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The International Classification for Patient Safety (ICPS) is intended to define, harmonize and group patient safety concepts into an internationally agreed classification in a way that is conducive to learning and improving patient safety across systems. It should be noted that the conceptual framework for the ICPS is not a classification. Instead it describes a comprehensive information model for understanding the epistemology of patient safety incidents.

How to cite this record ICPS; International Classification for Patient Safety; DOI:; Last edited: March 26, 2021, 2:41 p.m.; Last accessed: Sep 27 2021 6:13 a.m.

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Towards an International Classification for Patient Safety: the conceptual framework.

Sherman H,Castro G,Fletcher M,Hatlie M,Hibbert P,Jakob R,Koss R,Lewalle P,Loeb J,Perneger T,Runciman W,Thomson R,Van Der Schaaf T,Virtanen M
Int J Qual Health Care 2009

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