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Trends in adverse event rates in hospitalized patients, 2010-2019.

Eldridge N, Wang Y, Metersky M, et al. Trends in adverse event rates in hospitalized patients, 2010-2019. JAMA. 2022;328(2):173-183. doi: 10.1001/jama.2022.9600

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July 27, 2022
Eldridge N, Wang Y, Metersky M, et al. JAMA. 2022;328(2):173-183.
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Improving patient safety in hospitals is a longstanding national priority. Using longitudinal Medicare data from 2010 to 2019, this study identified a significant decrease in the rates of adverse events (e.g., adverse drug events, hospital-acquired infections, postoperative adverse events, hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, falls) over time among patients hospitalized for four common conditions – acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical procedures.

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Eldridge N, Wang Y, Metersky M, et al. Trends in adverse event rates in hospitalized patients, 2010-2019. JAMA. 2022;328(2):173-183. doi: 10.1001/jama.2022.9600

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