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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; Gallagher J; Allen SR; Holena DN; Reilly PM; Pascual JL.

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.