Iatrogenic illness on a general medical service at a university hospital.

@article{Steel1981IatrogenicIO,
  title={Iatrogenic illness on a general medical service at a university hospital.},
  author={Karen P. Steel and Paul Gertman and C A Crescenzi and Jim Anderson},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1981},
  volume={304 11},
  pages={638-42}
}
We found that 36% of 815 consecutive patients on a general medical service of a university hospital had an iatrogenic illness. In 9% of all persons admitted, the incident was considered major in that it threatened life or produced considerable disability. In 2% of the 815 patients, the iatrogenic illness was believed to contribute to the death of the patient. Exposure to drugs was a particularly important factor in determining which patients had complications. Given the increasing number and… CONTINUE READING

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