The Datix Common Classification System provides a common language for patient safety, supporting quality dialogue between healthcare professionals, leading to a shared understanding and ultimately influencing safety culture.
A classification system for everyone
The Datix Common Classification System (CCS) enables the classification of incidents that occur throughout the healthcare environment. Its content has been shaped by healthcare professionals for use in all healthcare organisations, big or small.
Incident classification enables healthcare organisations to efficiently identify, analyse and prioritise incidents. An effective classification system plays a key role in patient safety learning systems, providing a focus for harm reduction strategies and leading to improved safety for patients and others in the healthcare system.
Key features and benefits of the Datix CCS
The Datix CCS is easy to use and flexible. It provides a foundation for robust statistical analysis and enables benchmarking with similar organisations. The CCS has been refined with a structure that enhances consistency and reliability. In combination with the other features of the Datix application, the CCS encourages and promotes learning from incidents, with the ultimate goal of
system change to improve quality and safety.
Ready to use
Datix is pre-installed with the CCS. This means you do not have to spend time and effort devising your own classification system and can start capturing incident reports straight away.
The CCS is designed with ease of use in mind. Its logical, hierarchical design makes it intuitive, increasing consistency, improving data quality and reducing time spent in classifying incidents.
You can tailor the CCS to meet your organisation’s needs by deactivating classifications that are not relevant to your care setting.
The CCS is structured to support robust statistical analysis, allowing you to compare, contrast and prioritise incidents that occur in your organisation.
The CCS continues to evolve over time. You will benefit from regular updates that reflect the latest best practice. You can be assured that the CCS will remain up to date and reflects the current view of patient safety professionals.