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Table 8 Summary of lapse time before significant effect

From: Increasing the options for reducing adverse events: Results from a modified Delphi technique

Category Proposals (N) Average lapse time (years) Category Proposals (N) Average lapse time (years)
  Impact < 3 years Total in this category    Impact < 3 years Total in this category  
1. Error Learning and Mandatory Disclosure 6 9 3.6 5. Other Hospital Regulations 4 6 2.4
2. Hospital Accreditation and Audit 3 7 3.2 6. Doctors 4 6 2.5
3. Hospital Information Systems 2 4 3.4 7. System Level Reform 0 4 3.6
4. Out of Hospital Information 0 5 6.4 Total 0 4 3.5