Estimating hospital deaths due to medical errors: preventability is in the eye of the reviewer.

@article{Hayward2001EstimatingHD,
  title={Estimating hospital deaths due to medical errors: preventability is in the eye of the reviewer.},
  author={RodneyA. Hayward and Timothy P Hofer},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2001},
  volume={286 4},
  pages={
          415-20
        }
}
CONTEXT Studies using physician implicit review have suggested that the number of deaths due to medical errors in US hospitals is extremely high. However, some have questioned the validity of these estimates. OBJECTIVE To examine the reliability of reviewer ratings of medical error and the implications of a death described as "preventable by better care" in terms of the probability of immediate and short-term survival if care had been optimal. DESIGN Retrospective implicit review of medical… CONTINUE READING
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