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Deaths from Surgical errors/complications

Survival rate statistics for Surgical errors/complications

The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Surgical errors/complications:

  • 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 Surgical errors/complications

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Surgical errors/complications:

  • 187,289 deaths 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 body was left in during a procedure 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 Surgical errors/complications: medical news summaries

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Surgical errors/complications: Hospitalization Statistics

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Surgical errors/complications:

  • 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)
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