Estimating hospital deaths due to medical errors: preventability is in the eye of the reviewer

Hayward RA, Hofer TP. Estimating hospital deaths due to medical errors: preventability is in the eye of the reviewer. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2001 Jul 25;286(4):415-420.

Studies using physician implicit review have suggested that the number of deaths due to medical errors in US hospitals is extremely high. However, some have questioned the validity of these estimates.

 

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