Hospital Error Rate Calculations

DR WILLIAM CORCORAN williamcorcoran at SBCGLOBAL.NET
Thu May 5 22:02:12 UTC 2016


Perhaps my experience in other fields of endeavor does not apply to health care.
I observe that the vast majority of errors do not result in severe consequences. To have severe consequences it takes many errors, including errors in attending to errors that are identified.
I would expect that for every patient whose death involves error, there are perhaps a thousand or so patients whose cases involved error.
I would greatly appreciate links to any studies that speak to the ratio of fatal errors to all errors. Take care,
 
Bill Corcoran

 
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      From: Bob Latino <blatino at RELIABILITY.COM>
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