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The use of "lives saved" measures in nurse staffing and patient safety research: statistical considerations.

Diya L, Van den Heede K, Sermeus W, et al. Nursing research. 2011;60:100-6.

Many patient safety studies estimate lives saved to quantify the effect of safety interventions. This article enumerates the statistical techniques needed to derive accurate estimates of mortality benefits.