Errors in health care management: what do they cost?

  title={Errors in health care management: what do they cost?},
  author={Ken Rigby and John C B Litt},
  journal={Quality in health care : QHC},
  volume={9 4},
BACKGROUND Iatrogenic injuries are relatively common and a potentially avoidable source of morbidity. The economic evaluation of this area has been limited by the lack of good quality national data to provide an estimate of incidence, associated disability, and preventability of iatrogenic injuries. Two recent surveys, the Quality in Australian Health Care Study (QAHCS) and the Utah Colorado Study (UTCOS), have now made this feasible. AIMS To determine the direct costs associated with… CONTINUE READING