Identification of adverse events in orthopaedic practice: a step towards quality care.

  title={Identification of adverse events in orthopaedic practice: a step towards quality care.},
  author={Mir Sadat-Ali and Abdallah S. Al-Omran and Mohammed Quamar Azam},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica},
  volume={78 5},
Adverse Events (AE's) are unintended injuries or complications resulting in death, disability or prolonged hospital stay, that arise from deficiency in the health care management. The objective of this retrospective study is to assess the incidence of AE's, its impact on patients in terms of morbidity and mortality. All orthopaedic patients admitted to the male orthopaedic ward between 1st August 2010 to 31st July 2011, were included. Any such event that occurred in the index admission or… CONTINUE READING
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