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Patient harm in general surgery - A prospective study

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INTRODUCTION: Retrospective case record analysis indicates that 3% to 17% of hospital inpatients experience harm from their management, surgical patients being particularly at risk. Retrospective record analysis is prone to omission bias, leading to an unknown degree of inaccuracy. AIMS: We aimed to determine the true rate of adverse events in surgical patients by continuous enhanced prospective surveillance and independent analysis by experienced surgeons. METHODS: Admissions to a surgical w...

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Journal of Patient Safety More from this journal
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Pages:
22-26
Publication date:
2007-03-01
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EISSN:
1549-8425
ISSN:
1549-8417
Language:
English
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148394
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2013-02-20

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