The quality in Australian health care study

R. Wilson McL., W. B. Runciman, R. W. Gibberd, B. T. Harrison, L. Newby, J. D. Hamilton

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Abstract

A review of the medical records of over 14 000 admissions to 28 hospitals in New South Wales and South Australia revealed that 16.6% of these admissions were associated with an 'adverse event' which resulted in disability or a longer hospital stay for the patient and was caused by health care management; 51% of the adverse events were considered preventable. In 77.1% the disability had resolved within 12 months, but in 13.7% the disability was permanent and in 4.9% the patient died.

LanguageEnglish
Pages458-471
Number of pages14
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume163
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Wilson McL., R., Runciman, W. B., Gibberd, R. W., Harrison, B. T., Newby, L., & Hamilton, J. D. (1995). The quality in Australian health care study. Medical Journal of Australia, 163(9), 458-471.
Wilson McL., R. ; Runciman, W. B. ; Gibberd, R. W. ; Harrison, B. T. ; Newby, L. ; Hamilton, J. D. / The quality in Australian health care study. In: Medical Journal of Australia. 1995 ; Vol. 163, No. 9. pp. 458-471.
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In: Medical Journal of Australia, Vol. 163, No. 9, 01.01.1995, p. 458-471.

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