Journal Article

Comparison of military and civilian methods for determining potentially preventable deaths: a systematic review.

Janak JC; Sosnov JA; Bares JM; Stockinger ZT; Montgomery HR; Kotwal RS; Butler FK; Shackelford SA; Gurney JM; Spott MA; Finelli LN; Mazuchowski EL; Smith DJ.

This systematic review compared military mortality reviews to nonmilitary studies of pre- or in-hospital mortality reviews. The authors note widely varying review processes, data inclusion, and preventability assessment, and recommend standardization of definitions and processes in order to reduce bias.