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Statistics about Medical misadventure

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Medical misadventure:

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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: approx 1 in 238 or 0.42% or 1.1 million people in USA [about data]

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. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 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 statistics about 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)
  • 2.81 per 1,000 hospitalised at risk patients died in low mortality conditions in America 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 2,357 complications of anaesthesia occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 0.24 per 1,000 hospitalised at risk patients developed anaesthesia complications in America 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 1.35 per 1,000 hospitalised at risk patients developed post-operative physiologic and metabolic derangement in America 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 6,700 new cases of post-operative physiologic and metabolic derangements in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 128,738 cases of post-operative pulmonary embolism occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 28,940 new cases of post-operative respiratory failure occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 8.0 per 1,000 hospitalised at risk patients developed post-operative respiratory failure in America 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 3.76 per 1,000 hospitalised at risk patients developed post-operative wound dehiscence in America 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 6,384 new cases of post-operative wound dehiscence occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 88,286 cases of selected infections resulting from medical care occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 0.01 per 1,000 hospitalised at risk patients developed a transfusion reaction in America 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 190 transfusion reactions occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 24,025 cases of urinary tract infection occurred in those who also experienced a patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 2.2 million adverse drug reactions after administration of FDA-approved drugs in USA 1996 (American Medical Association)
  • 298 annual cases in Victoria Australia 1996 of medical/surgical misadventure (DHS-VIC)
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Death and mortality statistics for Medical misadventure:

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)

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 extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 98,000 preventable deaths from medical errors annually in America (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)
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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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Society statistics for Medical misadventure

  Costs for 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)
  • $1.4 million spent on post-operative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis annually in America 2000-02 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • $1,397.39 million in excess cost for post-operative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis was attributable to patient safety incidents in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • $774.17 million in excess cost for post-operative respiratory failure was attributable to patient safety incidents in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • $128.71 million in excess cost for post-operative wound dehiscence was attributable to patient safety incidents in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • $1,706.39 million in excess cost for selected infections resulting from medical care was attributable to patient safety incidents in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • $3.367 million in excess cost for transfusion reactions was attributable to patient safety incidents in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)

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)
  • 4 days was the median 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)
  • 55 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for complications of surgical and medical care in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospitalisations for complications of surgical and medical care occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 24% of hospitalisations for complications of surgical and medical care occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9% of hospitalisations for complications of surgical and medical care were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.59% (836,271) of hospital bed days were for complications of surgical and medical care in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.01% (1,303) of hospital consultant episodes were for postprocedural endocrine and metabolic disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for postprocedural endocrine and metabolic disorders required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for postprocedural endocrine and metabolic disorders were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for postprocedural endocrine and metabolic disorders were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for postprocedural endocrine and metabolic disorders required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for postprocedural endocrine and metabolic disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for postprocedural endocrine and metabolic disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for postprocedural endocrine and metabolic disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 83% of hospital consultant episodes for postprocedural endocrine and metabolic disorders occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for postprocedural endocrine and metabolic disorders occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 87% of hospital consultant episodes for postprocedural endocrine and metabolic disorders were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (580) of hospital bed days were for postprocedural endocrine and metabolic disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.003% (32) of hospital consultant episodes were for complications of anaesthesia during pregnancy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 72% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during pregnancy required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during pregnancy were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during pregnancy required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for complications of anaesthesia during pregnancy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for complications of anaesthesia during pregnancy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for complications of anaesthesia during pregnancy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during pregnancy occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during pregnancy occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during pregnancy were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0002% (85) of hospital bed days were for complications of anaesthesia during pregnancy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Medical misadventure. 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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