GRB – Gesellschaft für Risikomanagement mbH

Error and Risk Analysis

The Event and Risk Communication Analysis (ERiKA) retrospectively identifies all systematic causes which have led to an adverse event during the treatment of a patient.

Analyses of adverse events provide information on all factors that endanger patient safety in clinical practice. As a result, specific prevention measures for minimizing and eliminating risk potential can be derived.

We recommend the use of ERiKA following

  • occurrence of severe or moderate injuries to patients as a result of medical errors 
    (e.g. wrong-side surgeries) 
  • near misses (e.g. timely discovery of infusion confusion)
  • allegations of medical malpractice or patients' complaints 

We recommend to carry out the Event and Risk Communication Analysis (ERiKA) as soon as possible to prevent any repeated occurrence.