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Economic measurement of medical errors using a hospital claims database.

David G, Gunnarsson CL, Waters HC, et al. Economic measurement of medical errors using a hospital claims database. Value Health. 2013;16(2):305-10. doi:10.1016/j.jval.2012.11.010.

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May 1, 2013
David G, Gunnarsson CL, Waters HC, et al. Value Health. 2013;16(2):305-10.

This study used actuarial methods to conclude that each preventable adverse event costs hospitals approximately $900, in contrast to another recent study that demonstrated that hospitals may actually profit when patients experience complications.

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David G, Gunnarsson CL, Waters HC, et al. Economic measurement of medical errors using a hospital claims database. Value Health. 2013;16(2):305-10. doi:10.1016/j.jval.2012.11.010.

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