Hospital deaths

Approximately 850,000 deaths in U.S. hospitals each year.

A major diagnosis remains clinically undetected in 8.4% of hospital deaths.

Approximately one in every 150 patients admitted to a hospital dies as a consequence of an adverse event and that almost 2/3 of in-hospital offense are associated with surgery loop (de Vries EN et al).

Approximately 40% of hospital complications occur in surgical patients, and half of surgical complications are preventable.

Overall hospital mortality is decreasing, despite increasing complexity of patients.

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