Incidence and preventability of adverse events in an orthopaedic unit: a prospective analysis of four thousand, nine hundred and six admissions

@article{Rajasekaran2016IncidenceAP,
  title={Incidence and preventability of adverse events in an orthopaedic unit: a prospective analysis of four thousand, nine hundred and six admissions},
  author={Shanmughanathan Rajasekaran and Srikesh Ravi and Siddharth Narasimhan Aiyer},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={2016},
  volume={40},
  pages={2233-2238}
}
We aimed to identify the incidence and preventability rate of adverse events (AEs) occurring in a specialty orthopaedic unit. Four thousand nine hundred and six consecutive in-patient admissions over six months in an orthopaedic unit were prospectively analysed. The total indoor patient capacity was segregated into 25-bed units each, and AEs were recorded on a daily basis by two observers. Each event was assessed by allotting a causation score (1–6), with a score of ≥ 4 implying a systemic… CONTINUE READING
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