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Classifying errors in preventable and potentially preventable trauma deaths: a 9-year review using the Joint Commission's standardized methodology.

Vioque SM, Kim PK, McMaster J, et al. Classifying errors in preventable and potentially preventable trauma deaths: a 9-year review using the Joint Commission's standardized methodology. Am J Surg. 2014;208(2):187-194. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2014.02.006.

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October 15, 2014
Vioque SM, Kim PK, McMaster J, et al. Am J Surg. 2014;208(2):187-194.

Approximately 1 in 13 deaths of patients with major trauma were considered preventable or potentially preventable in this retrospective review from an urban trauma center. Diagnostic errors during the initial trauma assessment were a frequent contributor to preventable harm.

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Vioque SM, Kim PK, McMaster J, et al. Classifying errors in preventable and potentially preventable trauma deaths: a 9-year review using the Joint Commission's standardized methodology. Am J Surg. 2014;208(2):187-194. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2014.02.006.