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Table 2 Type of adverse events in orthopaedics in Sweden during the period 1998-2001.

From: What can we learn from patient claims? A retrospective analysis of incidence and patterns of adverse events after orthopaedic procedures in Sweden

Type of adverse events Number of adverse events (%) Proportion of expense (%)
Hospital-acquired infections and sepsis 741 (22) 25.5
Delayed diagnosis and/or treatment 577 (17) 23.5
Others injuries 358 (10) 8.5
Fracture/dislocation 291 (9) 5.5
Severance (e.g. nerve) 271 (8) 13.2
Pain 181 (5) 2.7
Compression injury (e.g. cast, table) 178 (5) 2.5
Bleeding 40 (1) 2.1
Thrombosis, embolism 36 (1) 0.3
Unspecified other local injury 688 (20) 16.2
Total 3361 100