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The Annual Frequency of Medical Errors in the United States: Top Ten Errors

Submitted by Marshall Riddle on Mon, 08/16/2010 - 13:22

  1. Pressure Ulcer
  2. Postoperative infections
  3. Mechanical complications of devices, implants, or grafts
  4. Postlaminectomy syndrome
  5. Hemorrhages complicating a procedure
  6. Infection following infusion, injection, transfusion, vaccination
  7. Pneumothorax
  8. Infection due to central venous catheter
  9. Other complicaitons of internal (biological) (synthetic) prosthetic device, implant and graft
  10. Ventral hernia without mention of obstruction or gangrene

Source: Society of Actuaries, August 9, 2010
Source URL: http://www.soa.org/news-and-publications/newsroom/press-rele...

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