Deaths from Medical misadventure


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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)
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)

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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