The importance of significant event analysis

Cooper-Moss, Nicola orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-0527-6287, Smith, Neil and Chauhan, Umesh orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-0747-591X (2020) The importance of significant event analysis. InnovAiT, 13 (10). ISSN 1755-7380

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Significant event analysis (SEA) is a structured quality improvement activity that is well established in general practice. Participation in SEA prompts primary care teams to reflect on their clinical reasoning, to highlight exemplary care, and to identify any potential improvements in both practice and wider healthcare systems. This article provides an overview of the SEA process and the events surrounding a SEA meeting. Cancer care examples are used to demonstrate how SEA can be used to enhance team-based learning and improve future patient care.

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