Prognosis of Medical misadventure


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About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Medical misadventure usually refers to the likely outcome of Medical misadventure. The prognosis of Medical misadventure may include the duration of Medical misadventure, chances of complications of Medical misadventure, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Medical misadventure, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Medical misadventure. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

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)

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)

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