National study on hospitalization-related adverse events (ENEAS)

Objectives

  • Ascertain the incidence of adverse events (AEs) and of patients with any AE in Spain’s hospitals.
  • Establish the percentage of AEs which occur within the pre-hospitalization period.
  • Describe the direct causes of the AEs.
  • Define the preventable AEs.
  • Know what impact AEs have in terms of disability, exitus and/or lengthening hospital stays.
  • Documents

    National study on hospitalization-related adverse events. ENEAS 2005. Madrid: Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs; 2006. [English]

    Published articles

    Aranaz-Andrés JM, Limón R, Mira JJ, Aibar C, Gea MT, Agra Y; ENEAS Working Group. What makes hospitalized patients more vulnerable and increases their risk of experiencing an adverse event? Int J Qual Health Care. 2011;23(6):705-12.

    Aranaz-Andrés JM, Aibar-Remón C, Vitaller-Burillo J, Requena-Puche J, Terol-García E, Kelley E, Gea-Velazquez de Castro MT; ENEAS work group. Impact and preventability of adverse events in Spanish public hospitals: results of the Spanish National Study of Adverse Events (ENEAS). Int J Qual Health Care. 2009;21(6):408-14.

    Aranaz-Andrés JM, Aibar-Remón C, Vitaller-Murillo J, Ruiz-López P, Limón-Ramírez R, Terol-García E; ENEAS work group. Incidence of adverse events related to health care in Spain: results of the Spanish National Study of Adverse Events. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2008;62(12):1022-9.