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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Estimating hospital-related deaths due to medical error: a perspective from patient advocates.

Kavanagh KT, Saman DM, Bartel R, et al. Journal of patient safety. 2017;13:1-5.

Methods utilized to estimate the incidence of medical error are inconsistent. This commentary discusses published estimates on the prevalence of preventable mortality, concerns about the studies, and the need for uniform adoption of safety standards to reduce adverse events.