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Representative case series from public hospital admissions 1998 II: surgical adverse events.

Briant R, Morton J, Lay-Yee R, et al. The New Zealand medical journal. 2005;118:U1591.

The authors analyzed surgical adverse events to assess the occurrence, cause, patient impact, and preventability of the incidents. They found that the surgical events increased average lengths of stay by 9.9 days and have a lower level of preventability than other types of adverse events.