Analysis of surgical errors in closed malpractice claims at 4 liability insurers.

  title={Analysis of surgical errors in closed malpractice claims at 4 liability insurers.},
  author={S. Rogers and A. Gawande and Mary R. Kwaan and A. L. Puopolo and Catherine Yoon and T. Brennan and D. Studdert},
  volume={140 1},
  • S. Rogers, A. Gawande, +4 authors D. Studdert
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • BACKGROUND The relative importance of the different factors that cause surgical error is unknown. [...] Key Method Detailed descriptive information concerning etiology and outcome was recorded. RESULTS Reviewers identified surgical errors that resulted in patient injury in 258 of the 444 (58%) claims. Sixty-five percent of these cases involved significant or major injury; 23% involved death. In most cases (75%), errors occurred in intraoperative care; 25% in preoperative care; 35% in postoperative care…Expand Abstract
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