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Deaths from Medical misadventure

Medical misadventure: Deaths

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

Deaths from types of Medical misadventure: for details see deaths from types of Medical misadventure analysis; summary of available deaths by type data:

  • Medication errors: estimated 7,000 deaths (Institute of Medicine report).
  • Decubitus Ulcer: 34,320 deaths from decubitus ulcers were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)

Death Rates

Cause of death rank: 6th leading cause of death in the US (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)

Death Rate Extrapolation

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Medical misadventure: 98,000 per year, 8,166 per month, 1,884 per week, 268 per day, 11 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this automatic extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 98,000 preventable deaths from medical errors annually in America (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)

Survival rate statistics for Medical misadventure

The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Medical misadventure:

  • 6.56% of post-operative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis deaths were attributable to a patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 30.97% of post-operative respiratory failures resulted in death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 7.65% of cases of accidental puncture or laceration resulted in death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 6.25% of cases where a foreign body was left in during a procedure resulted in death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 1.44% of complications of anaesthesia resulted in death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 10.45% of cases of post-operative haemorrhage or hematoma resulted in death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 14.99% of cases of post-operative wound dehiscence resulted in death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 13.16% of selected infections resulting from medical care led to death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 8.95% of transfusion reactions resulted in death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)

Death statistics for Medical misadventure

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Medical misadventure:

  • Estimated 44,000 to 98,000 deaths from medical mistakes in hospitals (Institute of Medicine (IOM) report)
  • 2,823 deaths reported in USA 1999 for "complications of medical and surgical care" (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • 2,419 deaths from accidental puncture or laceration were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 2.16% of deaths from accidental puncture or laceration were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 7.65% of cases of accidental puncture or laceration resulted in death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 2.14% of deaths from foreign bodies was left in during a procedure were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 55 deaths from foreign bodies left in during a procedure were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 6.25% of cases where a foreign bodies was left in during a procedure resulted in death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 2,549 female deaths from complications of medical and surgical care in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 5,271 male deaths from complications of medical and surgical care in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 7,820 deaths from complications of medical and surgical care in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 0 deaths from complications of anaesthesia were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 0.00% of deaths from complications of anaesthesia were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 1.44% of complications of anaesthesia resulted in death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • Medical errors are the 6th leading cause of death in the US (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 10.45% of cases of post-operative haemorrhage or hematoma resulted in death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 3.01% of deaths from post-operative haemorrhage or hematoma were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 726 deaths from post-operative haemorrhage or hematoma were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 23.12% of post-operative physiologic and metabolic derangements resulted in death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 19.81% of deaths from post-operative physiologic and metabolic derangements were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 1,327 deaths from post-operative physiologic and metabolic derangements were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 12.21% cases of post-operative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis resulted in death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 6.56% of post-operative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis deaths were attributable to a patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 8,445 deaths from post-operative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 21.84% of deaths from post-operative respiratory failure were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 30.97% of post-operative respiratory failures resulted in death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 6,320 deaths from post-operative respiratory failure were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 14.99% of cases of post-operative wound dehiscence resulted in death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 615 deaths from post-operative wound dehiscence were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 9.63% of deaths from post-operative wound dehiscence were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 13.16% of selected infections resulting from medical care led to death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 3,805 deaths from selected infections resulting from medical care were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 4.31% of deaths from selected infections resulting from medical care were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 17 deaths from transfusion reactions were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 4.31% of deaths from transfusion reactions were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 8.95% of transfusion reactions resulted in death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 108,000 deaths from adverse drug reactions after administration of FDA-approved drugs in USA 1996 (American Medical Association)
  • 1.1 per 100,000 males died from complications of medical and surgical care in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 1 per 100,000 females died from complications of medical and surgical care in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Death statistics by racial and gender groups in the USA:
    • 0.8 per 100,000 Hispanic people died from complications of medical and surgical care in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.9 per 100,000 Hispanic males died from complications of medical and surgical care in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.7 per 100,000 Hispanic females died from complications of medical and surgical care in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 1.1 per 100,000 non-Hispanic people died from complications of medical and surgical care in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 1.2 per 100,000 non-Hispanic males died from complications of medical and surgical care in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 1 per 100,000 non-Hispanic females died from complications of medical and surgical care in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 1 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white people died from complications of medical and surgical care in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 1.1 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white males died from complications of medical and surgical care in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.9 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white females died from complications of medical and surgical care in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 2 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black people died from complications of medical and surgical care in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 2.3 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black males died from complications of medical and surgical care in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 1.7 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black females died from complications of medical and surgical care in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)

Deaths from Medical misadventure: medical news summaries

The following medical news items are relevant to death from Medical misadventure:

Medical misadventure: Hospitalization Statistics

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)
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