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Incidence of adverse events and negligence in hospitalized patients. Results of the Harvard Medical Practice Study I.
TLDR
There is a substantial amount of injury to patients from medical management, and many injuries are the result of substandard care.
Incidence of adverse events and negligence in hospitalized patients.
TLDR
There is a substantial amount of injury to patients from medical management, and many injuries are the result of substandard care, and the percentage of adverse events attributable to negligence increased in the categories of more severe injuries.
The nature of adverse events in hospitalized patients. Results of the Harvard Medical Practice Study II.
TLDR
The high proportion that are due to management errors suggests that many others are potentially preventable now, and reducing the incidence of these events will require identifying their causes and developing methods to prevent error or reduce its effects.
Incidence and types of adverse events and negligent care in Utah and Colorado.
TLDR
The incidence and types of adverse events in Utah and Colorado in 1992 were similar to those in New York State in 1984 and improving systems of surgical care and drug delivery could substantially reduce the burden of iatrogenic injury.
Risk Factors for Retained Instruments and Sponges after Surgery
TLDR
The medical records associated with all claims or incident reports of a retained surgical sponge or instrument filed between 1985 and 2001 with a large malpractice insurer representing one third of the physicians in Massachusetts were reviewed.
Claims, errors, and compensation payments in medical malpractice litigation.
TLDR
Claims that lack evidence of error are not uncommon, but most are denied compensation, and the vast majority of expenditures go toward litigation over errors and payment of them.
Costs of medical injuries in Utah and Colorado.
TLDR
The costs of adverse events were similar to the national costs of caring for people with HIV/AIDS, and totaled 4.8% of per capita health care expenditures in these states.
Full coverage for preventive medications after myocardial infarction.
BACKGROUND Adherence to medications that are prescribed after myocardial infarction is poor. Eliminating out-of-pocket costs may increase adherence and improve outcomes. METHODS We enrolled
Defensive medicine among high-risk specialist physicians in a volatile malpractice environment.
TLDR
Defensive medicine is highly prevalent among physicians in Pennsylvania who pay the most for liability insurance, with potentially serious implications for cost, access, and both technical and interpersonal quality of care.
Medication adherence leads to lower health care use and costs despite increased drug spending.
TLDR
Although improved medication adherence by people with four chronic vascular diseases increased pharmacy costs, it also produced substantial medical savings as a result of reductions in hospitalization and emergency department use.
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