Mistakes in the Management of Trauma Patients

  • M. Fisher
Conference paper


There have been many studies in recent times on errors occurring in the management of hospitalised patients. In the Quality in Australian Health Care Study [1, 2] 16.6% of 14,655 admissions to hospital had an adverse event leading to disability of prolonged stay: 31% were categorised as injuries, poisoning, or toxic drug effects, 34.6% of adverse events were related to technical performance, 15.8% failure to act on available information, 11.8% failure to arrange investigation, procedure or consultation, and 10.9% lack of care and attention or failure to attend.


Trauma Patient Blunt Trauma Head Injured Patient Blunt Trauma Patient Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage 
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