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2021 Safety Error Reporting Trends - Noise or Cause for Concern?

Posted: April 12, 2022

RO-ILS: Radiation Oncology Incident Learning System® releases regular reports and education to the radiation oncology community based on safety events and errors submitted by participating U.S. practices. Aggregate data trends held steady over the past eight years, with expected fluctuations associated with data element changes (e.g., when a data element became required, new answer options were added). That was, until now. The RO-ILS Q4 2021 Aggregate Data Report indicates a striking new trend in 2021 related to the workflow step in which events occurred.

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