Journal article

Adverse events in Victorian admissions for elective surgery.

Christine Moje, Terri J Jackson, Peter McNair

Aust Health Rev | Published : 2006

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To investigate a method to identify and understand patterns of adverse events by utilising secondary data analysis; to identify the types of complications associated with elective surgery; to identify any specific "adverse event-prone" elective procedures; and to consider the implications of these patterns for hospital patient safety programs. SETTING: Public hospitals in Victoria. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data on acute hospital admissions for elective surgery in the period 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001, for non-obstetric patients older than 15 years (n = 177 533). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Estimated rates of adverse events for the most commonly performed elective surgery procedu..

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