Almost 86,000 near misses reported last year09/10/2012 - 18:36:55
Almost 86,000 'adverse events' at the country's hospitals and community health centres were reported to the State Claims agency last year.
They are classed as near misses - where no harm is done to the patient - and range from delays in access to damage to a patient's health.
Slips, trips and falls are by far the most common adverse events and account for 32% of all events reported in 2011.
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