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Prevalence and Incidence of 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) ... see also overview of Medical misadventure.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 238 or 0.42% or 1.1 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "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)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Medical misadventure:

1,140,000 per year, 95,000 per month, 21,923 per week, 3,123 per day, 130 per hour, 2 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "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)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence statistics for Medical misadventure:

The following statistics relate to the incidence 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)
  • 155 per 1,000 hospitalised at risk patients were not diagnosed and treated in time in America (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 111,989 cases of accidental puncture or laceration occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 3.09 per 1,000 hospitalised at risk patients had an accidental puncture or laceration in America 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 2.46 per 1,000 hospitalised at risk patients developed post-operative haemorrhage or a hematoma in America 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 24,108 new cases of post-operative haemorrhage or hematoma occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 2,591 new cases of foreign bodies left in during procedures occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 0.07 per 1,000 hospitalised at-risk patients had a foreign body left during a procedure in America 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
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Death statistics for Medical misadventure:

The following statistics relate to 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)
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More Statistics about Medical misadventure:

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Medical misadventure usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Medical misadventure at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Medical misadventure refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Medical misadventure diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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