Incident Report [Health Care] Law and Legal Definition
Incident report refers to a form used by hospital authorities to record the facility’s unusual occurrences. For example, if a person who met with an accident is admitted to a hospital, an incident report is created by the hospital authorities. A comprehensive incident reporting system facilitates in identifying potential events, claims, and lawsuits.
Incident reporting is done in health care facilities such as a hospital, nursing home, or assisted living. An incident report is also known as an accident report. Such reports help in documenting the exact details of unusual events while they are fresh in the minds of those who witnessed the event. An incident report is often used when dealing with liability issues that stems from the incident.
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