Incidence of adverse events and negligence in hospitalized patients: results of the Harvard Medical Practice Study I*

@article{Brennan2004IncidenceOA,
  title={Incidence of adverse events and negligence in hospitalized patients: results of the Harvard Medical Practice Study I*},
  author={Troyen A. Brennan and Lucian Leape and Nan M. Laird and Liesi E. Hebert and A. Russell Localio and Ann G. Lawthers and Joseph P Newhouse and Paul Cronin Weiler and Howard H. Hiatt},
  journal={Quality and Safety in Health Care},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={145 - 151}
}
Background: As part of an interdisciplinary study of medical injury and malpractice litigation, we estimated the incidence of adverse events, defined as injuries caused by medical management, and of the subgroup of such injuries that resulted from negligent or substandard care. Methods: We reviewed 30 121 randomly selected records from 51 randomly selected acute care, non-psychiatric hospitals in New York State in 1984. We then developed population estimates of injuries and computed rates… 
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