Journal Article

Incidence of adverse events in an integrated US healthcare system: a retrospective observational study of 82,784 surgical hospitalizations.

Zeeshan MF, Dembe AE, Seiber EE, et al. Patient safety in surgery. 2014;8:23.

This analysis of surgical adverse event reports in an integrated health system found that error rates vary widely by surgery type and patient age. The authors suggest that tracking specific adverse event rates by surgical type and patient characteristics is critical for addressing risks.