Preventable deaths due to problems in care in English acute hospitals: a retrospective case record review study

@inproceedings{Hogan2012PreventableDD,
  title={Preventable deaths due to problems in care in English acute hospitals: a retrospective case record review study},
  author={Helen Hogan and Frances M Healey and Graham Neale and Richard Thomson and Charles A. Vincent and Nick A. Black},
  booktitle={BMJ quality & safety},
  year={2012}
}
INTRODUCTION Monitoring hospital mortality rates is widely recommended. However, the number of preventable deaths remains uncertain with estimates in England ranging from 840 to 40 000 per year, these being derived from studies that identified adverse events but not whether events contributed to death or shortened life expectancy of those affected. METHODS Retrospective case record reviews of 1000 adults who died in 2009 in 10 acute hospitals in England were undertaken. Trained physician… CONTINUE READING
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