The Quality in Australian Health Care Study.


Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wilson, RM; Runciman, WB; Gibberd, RW; Harrison, BT; Newby, L; Hamilton, JD

Published Date

  • November 6, 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 163 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 458 - 471

PubMed ID

  • 7476634

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7476634

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0025-729X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Australia