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Severity of adverse events

The PCTT grades adverse events using an internationally recognised system.  It begins at level D to exclude very minor events.

 D reached patient and required monitoring to confirm it resulted in no harm +/- required intervention

 E contributed to or resulted in temporary harm to the patient and required intervention

 F contributed to or resulted in temporary harm to the patient and required initial or prolonged hospitalisation

 G contributed to or resulted in permanent patient harm

 H required intervention to sustain life

 I  contributed to the patient’s death

 


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