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

Kavanagh KT, Saman DM, Bartel R, et al. Estimating Hospital-Related Deaths Due to Medical Error: A Perspective From Patient Advocates. J Patient Saf. 2017;13(1):1-5. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000364.

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February 22, 2017
Kavanagh KT, Saman DM, Bartel R, et al. J Patient Saf. 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.

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Kavanagh KT, Saman DM, Bartel R, et al. Estimating Hospital-Related Deaths Due to Medical Error: A Perspective From Patient Advocates. J Patient Saf. 2017;13(1):1-5. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000364.