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Table 3 Surgical AEs by specialty and proportions with preventability or permanent disability (including death)

From: The incidence, root-causes, and outcomes of adverse events in surgical units: implication for potential prevention strategies

Specialties No. AEs Preventable (Row %*) Permanent disability (including death) (Row %*)
Anesthesiology 9 60.0 22.2
Plastic surgery 6 54.5 18.2
Orthopedics 41 52.2 8.6
Gynecology 12 50.0 14.3
General surgery 162 44.9 9.5
Ophthalmology 3 40.0 0
Dentistry/oral surgery 7 33.3 0
Heart/thorax surgery 41 32.0 19.2
Urology 21 30.8 3.8
Neurosurgery 14 26.7 0
Vascular surgery 41 25.0 23.3
Ear, nose and throat 10 14.3 0
Total 367 40.5 10.4
  1. * Corrected for the over-representation of deceased patients and hospital type