Adverse events in surgical patients in Australia.

  title={Adverse events in surgical patients in Australia.},
  author={Ashley Kable and Robert W. Gibberd and Allan D. Spigelman},
  journal={International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care},
  volume={14 4},
OBJECTIVE To determine the adverse event (AE) rate for surgical patients in Australia. DESIGN A two-stage retrospective medical record review was conducted to determine the occurrence of AEs in hospital admissions. Medical records were screened for 18 criteria and positive records were reviewed by two medical officers using a structured questionnaire. SETTING Admissions in 1992 to 28 randomly selected hospitals in Australia. STUDY PARTICIPANTS Five hundred and twenty eligible admissions… CONTINUE READING

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