Accident Investigation

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Healthcare accident investigation; medical device accidentWhen an accident or serious adverse event occurs in your facility, you want to know how it occurred, the root cause analysis (RCA) findings, whether the incident must be reported, and how to prevent recurrence. For many types of accidents, retaining a third-party investigator is critical to restoring operations, minimizing interdepartmental conflict, and maintaining staff confidence in the affected technology. An immediate action plan is necessary.

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Nearly 50 Years Experience Addressing Serious Events

Nonprofit ECRI Institute is uniquely qualified to determine how a medical device, technology, or the delivery of care may or may not have contributed to an injury, death, or close call to help you prevent a repeat occurrence.

We have investigated thousands of injuries and deaths related to hundreds of classes of medical devices—both capital equipment and medical-surgical supplies and we specialize in surgical fires and surgical fire prevention.

New! Accident Intelligence Program

Be prepared before you have an accident and need a third-party investigator in a hurry. Sign up for our no-cost Accident Intelligence Program and gain peace of mind when the unexpected happens.

Unbiased, Objective Investigations

We provide specialized services to investigate, analyze, and prevent incidents, injuries, and deaths related to medical devices, the environment of care, and organization systems and processes. We also investigate accidents associated with healthcare facility physical infrastructure, sterilization processing, and ambulances.

With decades of experience worldwide, ECRI Institute can determine the root causes of an adverse event and help you prevent a repeat occurrence. Let us investigate, analyze, and prevent your incident.

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We can help your organization react quickly and knowledgeably to restore operations and maintain confidence after an incident. Our services are undertaken in strict confidence within the limits of ethical and legal confidentiality principles. call: (610) 825-6000, ext. 5891 or email: accidents@ecri.org.

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