Prevalence and Incidence of Medical misadventure


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About prevalence and incidence statistics: 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.

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 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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