[Mortality analysis as a tool for quality improvement in a general surgery service].


OBJECTIVES The present study aims to propose a method to improve healthcare quality based on systematic analysis of mortality and mortality-related adverse effects. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed all deaths in the surgery service between January, 1997 and December, 2003. There were 10,905 hospital admissions and 194 deaths. The mean number of deaths per… (More)


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