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Death Statistics for Types of Medical misadventure

Deaths and Medical misadventure:

This section presents information about the death rate statistics for the various types of Medical misadventure.

Death Statistics for Types of Medical misadventure

Disease

Death Rate Estimate

US deaths estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Medical misadventure (overall) approx 1 in 2,775 or 0.04% or 98,000 people in USA 98,000
Medication errors unavailable No information
Medication overdose N/A N/A No information
Medical procedure errors N/A N/A No information
IV infection N/A N/A No information
catheter infection N/A N/A No information
central line infection N/A N/A No information
Transfusion reaction N/A N/A No information
Surgery errors N/A N/A No information
Surgical foreign body N/A N/A No information
Surgical complication N/A N/A No information
Anesthesia adverse reaction N/A N/A No information
Transplant rejection N/A N/A No information
Iatrogenic Pneumothorax N/A N/A No information
Postoperative septicemia N/A N/A No information
Postoperative Pulmonary Embolus N/A N/A No information
Postoperative Respiratory Failure N/A N/A No information
Postoperative Hemorrhage N/A N/A No information
Postoperative Hematoma N/A N/A No information
Postoperative Abdominal Wound Dehiscence N/A N/A No information
Misdiagnosis N/A N/A No information
Nosocomial infection N/A N/A No information
Iatrogenic infection N/A N/A No information
Iatrogenic disorder N/A N/A No information
Postoperative complications N/A N/A No information
Decubitus Ulcer unavailable No information
Postoperative infection N/A N/A No information
Postoperative fall N/A N/A No information
Postoperative hip fracture N/A N/A No information

Death Statistics for Medical misadventure

Deaths and Medical misadventure:

98,000 preventable deaths from medical errors annually in America (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)

Deaths Rate:

approx 1 in 2,775 or 0.04% or 98,000 people in USA

Health News Related to Deaths and Medical misadventure

Medical news summaries about deaths and Medical misadventure:

The following medical news items are relevant to deaths and Medical misadventure:

Types of Medical misadventure

For more information about types of Medical misadventure, refer to our section on types of Medical misadventure. See also more information on death information for Medical misadventure.

 

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