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The safety of inpatient health care.

Bates DQ, Levine DM, Salmasian H, et al. The safety of inpatient health care. New Engl J Med. 2023;388(2):142-153. 10.1056/NEJMsa2206117

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January 25, 2023
Bates DW, Levine DM, Salmasian H, et al. New Engl J Med. 2023;388(2):142-153.

An accurate understanding of the frequency, severity, and preventability of adverse events is required to effectively improve patient safety. This study included review of more than 2,800 inpatient records from 11 American hospitals with nearly one quarter having at least one preventable or not preventable adverse event. Overall, approximately 7% of all admissions included at least one preventable event and 1% had a severity level of serious or higher.

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Bates DQ, Levine DM, Salmasian H, et al. The safety of inpatient health care. New Engl J Med. 2023;388(2):142-153. 10.1056/NEJMsa2206117

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