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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Significant event audit

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Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster

A way of learning from individual cases to improve the care that other people receive in future. It looks at what happened - for example, an unexpected death, missed diagnosis or medication error - and works out what was done right and wrong, and what needs to be done differently next time.

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