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Table 4 The surgical procedures most frequently leading to adverse events and the number of hospital discharges and degree of disability 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

Surgical procedure classification (three-character ICD 10 code) Number of hospital discharges Number of adverse events (%) Degree of disability (no. of patients)
    Sick leave ≤ 3 months 1-15% 16-30% > 30% Death
Primary prosthetic replacement of hip joint (NFB**) 50,733 304 (0.6) 18 259 22 4 1
Primary prosthetic replacement of knee joint (NGB**) 23,600 187 (0.8) 12 163 9 2 1
Decompression of spinal cord and nerve roots (ABC**) 17,507 168 (1.0) 12 120 12 22 2
Fracture surgery of femur (NFJ**) 68,123 105 (0.2) 9 80 14 1 1
Fracture surgery of ankle and foot femur (NHJ**) 22,490 103 (0.5) 8 92 2 2 0
Fracture surgery of knee and lower leg (NGJ**) 12,594 92 (0.7) 5 84 3 0 0