• Study
  • Published April 2014

Relationship between preventable hospital deaths and other measures of safety: an exploratory study.

A classic British study found that only 5.2% of in-hospital deaths were considered preventable, challenging much higher estimates from prior studies. According to this follow-up investigation, there was little relationship between other measures of safety (such as hospital-acquired infection rates and safety culture perceptions) and the proportion of preventable deaths at the hospital level.

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