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Prognosis of Medical misadventure

Deaths and Mortality Rates

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

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

Estimated mortality rate for Medical misadventure from incidence and deaths statistics:

  • Deaths: 98,000 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data: 98,000 preventable deaths from medical errors annually in America (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004))
  • Incidence: 1,140,000 (USA annual incidence calculated from this data: 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)
  • 8.6% (ratio of deaths to incidence).
  • See also Deaths and Medical misadventure and Overview of Medical misadventure.

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)
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Death Statistics for Medical misadventure

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths related to 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)
  • more death statistics...»

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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Medical misadventure usually refers to the likely outcome of Medical misadventure. The prognosis of Medical misadventure may include the duration of Medical misadventure, chances of complications of Medical misadventure, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Medical misadventure, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Medical misadventure. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

 

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