Healthy life-years lost and excess bed-days due to 6 patient safety incidents: empirical evidence from English hospitals.
Approach to Improving Safety
- Indwelling Tubes and Catheters
- Nosocomial Infections
- Pressure Ulcers
- Venous Thrombosis and Thromboembolism
- Surgical Site Infections
Setting of Care
The long-term consequences of patient safety problems can be difficult to quantify. This retrospective medical record review and modeling study estimated healthy life-years lost due to preventable adverse events such as venous thromboembolism, health care–associated infections, and deaths from low-risk procedures. The authors recommend using these estimates of long-term harm to prioritize prevention efforts.