Adverse events among inpatient admissions hit 25% in 2018

Almost 25% of inpatient admissions in 2018 experienced at least one adverse event while 7% experienced a preventable adverse event, according to new data published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The analysis, which looked at about 2,800 admissions across 11 hospitals, found 978 adverse events, many of them serious, and a small percentage – 1% – that were both serious and preventable.

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