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Prevalence and Incidence of Surgical errors/complications

Incidence statistics for Surgical errors/complications:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Surgical errors/complications:

  • Incidence rate statistics in the USA:
    • Estimated 3.4 accidental puncture or laceration during procedures occurred per 1,000 hospital discharges in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 2.22 accidental puncture or laceration during procedures occurred per 1,000 hospital discharges of people aged 0 to 17 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 1.84 accidental puncture or laceration during procedures occurred per 1,000 hospital discharges of people aged 18 to 44 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 2.82 accidental puncture or laceration during procedures occurred per 1,000 hospital discharges of people aged 45 to 64 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 3.47 accidental puncture or laceration during procedures occurred per 1,000 hospital discharges of people aged over 65 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
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Death statistics for Surgical errors/complications:

The following statistics relate to 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)
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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Surgical errors/complications usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Surgical errors/complications at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Surgical errors/complications refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Surgical errors/complications 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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