Antecedents to hospital deaths.

  title={Antecedents to hospital deaths.},
  author={K M Hillman and Peter J. Bristow and Tien N Chey and Kathy Daffurn and Theresa C Jacques and Sandra K L Norman and Gillian F. Bishop and Grant W Simmons},
  journal={Internal medicine journal},
  volume={31 6},
BACKGROUND Recent studies have suggested there are a large number of potentially preventable deaths in Australian hospitals. AIM This study aimed to document antecedent factors in hospital deaths in an attempt to identify potentially preventative factors. METHODS The study was conducted at three separate acute hospitals. Demographics of all deaths were recorded over a 6-month period as well as antecedent factors present within 0-8 and 8-48 h of all deaths including vital sign abnormalities… CONTINUE READING


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