What can we learn from patient claims? - A retrospective analysis of incidence and patterns of adverse events after orthopaedic procedures in Sweden

@inproceedings{hrn2012WhatCW,
  title={What can we learn from patient claims? - A retrospective analysis of incidence and patterns of adverse events after orthopaedic procedures in Sweden},
  author={Annica {\"O}hrn and Johan Elfstr{\"o}m and Hans T Tropp and Hans Rutberg},
  booktitle={Patient safety in surgery},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Objective data on the incidence and pattern of adverse events after orthopaedic surgical procedures remain scarce, secondary to the reluctance for encompassing reporting of surgical complications. The aim of this study was to analyze the nature of adverse events after orthopaedic surgery reported to a national database for patient claims in Sweden. METHODS In this retrospective review data from two Swedish national databases during a 4-year period were analyzed. We used the "County… CONTINUE READING
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