Hans Rutberg

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Open Access-This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the source is credited. Methods We analyzed patient claims (n = 182) to the insurance company after spine surgery performed between 2003 and 2005. The(More)
BACKGROUND National, regional and local activities to improve patient safety in Sweden have increased over the last decade. There are high ambitions for improved patient safety in Sweden. This study surveyed health care professionals who held key positions in their county council's patient safety work to investigate their perceptions of the conditions for(More)
Assessment of the association between risk factors and outcomes in cardiac surgery is a complex problem. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between possible risk factors and several clinical outcomes in cardiac surgery by using canonical correlation analysis (CCA). This retrospective study of 2605 consecutive adult patients who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the level, preventability and categories of adverse events (AEs) identified by medical record review using the Global Trigger Tool (GTT). To estimate when the AE occurred in the course of the hospital stay and to compare voluntary AE reporting with medical record reviewing. DESIGN Two-stage retrospective record review. SETTING(More)
BACKGROUND Patient safety culture emerges from the shared assumptions, values and norms of members of a health care organization, unit, team or other group with regard to practices that directly or indirectly influence patient safety. It has been argued that organizational culture is an amalgamation of many cultures, and that subcultures should be studied(More)
BACKGROUND The national incidence of adverse events (AEs) in Swedish orthopedic care has never been described. A new national database has made it possible to describe incidence, nature, preventability and consequences of AEs in Swedish orthopedic care. METHODS We used national data from a structured two-stage record review with a Swedish modification of(More)
Adverse events (AEs) occur in health care and may result in harm to patients especially in the field of surgery. Our objective was to analyze AEs in surgical patient care from a nationwide perspective and to analyze the frequency of AEs that may be preventable. In total 19,141 randomly selected admissions in 63 Swedish hospitals were reviewed each month(More)
The Global Trigger Tool (GTT) developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is a method for retrospective patient record review based on the use of ‘triggers’—signals of potential adverse events that have caused patient harm. The method has the purpose of patient safety measurement and monitoring among adult inpatient populations and has been(More)
What can we learn from patient claims? Analysing of patient injuries following orthopaedic surgery, 2012, Patient Safety in Surgery, (6), 2, 1-6. Abstract Background: Objective data on the incidence and pattern of adverse events after orthopaedic surgical procedures remain scarce, secondary to the reluctance for encompassing reporting of surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Objective data on the incidence and pattern of adverse events after orthopaedic surgical procedures remain scarce, secondary to the reluctance for encompassing reporting of surgical complications. The aim of this study was to analyze the nature of adverse events after orthopaedic surgery reported to a national database for patient claims in(More)