VT investigators help find drop in surgical errors at VA hospitals.

VT investigators led this study that found a drop in surgical errors at Veteran’s hospitals. From Medpage:

Reported event rates fell from 3.21 per month in 2006 to 2.4 per month in 2009 (P=0.02), according to Julia Neily, RN, of the Veterans Health Administration in White River Junction, Vt., and colleagues.

And analysis of events most likely to cause the greatest harm found that these events decreased by an annual rate of 14% (rate ratio 0.86, 95% CI 0.75 to 0.97, P=0.02), the research team reported online in the Archives of Surgery.

 

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