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What is Medical misadventure?

What is Medical misadventure?

Any injury or adverse reaction resulting from any medical treatment. Some examples are medication errors, IV infection, surgical mistakes and ...more »

  • Medical misadventure: When a medical procedure does not go as planned.

Medical misadventure: Introduction

Types of Medical misadventure:

Types of Medical misadventure:

Broader types of Medical misadventure:

How many people get Medical misadventure?

Incidence (annual) of Medical misadventure: 1.14 million total patient safety incidents occurred among 37 million hospitalisations in the US 2000-02 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
Incidence Rate of Medical misadventure: approx 1 in 238 or 0.42% or 1.1 million people in USA [about data]

How serious is Medical misadventure?

Deaths for Medical misadventure: 98,000 preventable deaths from medical errors annually in America (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
Cause of death rank for Medical misadventure: 6th leading cause of death in the US (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)

What causes Medical misadventure?

Causes of Medical misadventure: see causes of Medical misadventure

What are the symptoms of Medical misadventure?

Symptoms of Medical misadventure: see symptoms of Medical misadventure

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Medical misadventure: Emergency Medical Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Medical misadventure.
Treatments for Medical misadventure: see treatments for Medical misadventure

Society issues for Medical misadventure

Costs of Medical misadventure: $17 to $29 billion per year (Institute of Medicine report).

Cost statistics for Medical misadventure: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Medical misadventure:

  • $2.85 billion is spent on medical errors annually in America (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • $463.13 million in excess cost for accidental puncture or laceration was attributable to patient safety incidents in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • $258.33 million in excess cost for post-operative haemorrhage or hematoma was attributable to patient safety incidents in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • $17.25 million in excess cost for foreign bodies left in during a procedure was attributable to patient safety incidents in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • $1.88 million in excess cost for complications of anaesthesia was attributable to patient safety incidents in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • $183.64 million in excess cost for post-operative physiologic and metabolic derangements was attributable to patient safety incidents in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
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Hospitalization statistics for Medical misadventure: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Medical misadventure:
  • 0.99% (126,182) of hospital episodes were for complications of surgical and medical care in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 87% of hospital consultations for complications of surgical and medical care required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital episodes for complications of surgical and medical care were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital episodes for complications of surgical and medical care were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital admissions for complications of surgical and medical care required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for complications of surgical and medical care in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Medical misadventure

Main name of condition: Medical misadventure

Other names or spellings for Medical misadventure:

Medical errors, Medical mistakes

 

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