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Table 4 Surgical AEs by clinical procedure and proportions with preventability

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

Classification No. (%*) Preventability (%*)
Surgical procedures (Operative procedures) 292 (83.1) 34.7
Medical procedures (e.g. central catheters, endoscopies, pacemakers, intervention radiology) 19 (5.5) 55.6
Drug (e.g. side effects, allergic reactions, anaphylaxis) 13 (3.7) 50.0
Other clinical management (including nursing and allied health care) 15 (2.8) 100
Diagnostic process (e.g. missed, delayed or inappropriate diagnostic process) 22 (2.5) 100
Discharge procedure (e.g. inappropriate discharge) 2 (1.2) 100
Other (e.g. fall) 4 (1.2) 50
Total 367 (100) 40.5
  1. * Corrected for the over-representation of deceased patients and hospital type