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Table 2 Severity of adverse events (AEs) and preventablea AEs in orthopedic care and other specialties

From: Adverse events in orthopedic care identified via the Global Trigger Tool in Sweden – implications on preventable prolonged hospitalizations

Severity category AEs in orthopedic care n (%) AEs in other specialties excluding orthopedic care n (%) Preventablea AEs in orthopedic care n (%) Preventablea AEs in other specialties excluding orthopedic care n (%)
Category E 509 (54) 2557 (50) 385 (76) 1553 (61)
Category F 401 (42) 2306 (45) 283 (71) 1369 (59)
Category G 30 (3) 116 (2) 24 (80) 63 (54)
Category H 5 (1) 30 (1) 3 (60) 19 (63)
Category I 5 (1) 112 (2) 2 (40) 64 (57)
Total 950 (100) 5121 (100) 697 (73) 3052 (60)
  1. aincluding both probably preventable and preventable AEs
  2. E contributed to or gave temporary harm that needed intervention, F contributed to or gave temporary harm and required outpatient care, hospital care or prolonged hospital stay, G contributed to or gave permanent patient harm, H lifesaving intervention required within 60 min, I contributed to patient’s death
  3. The table is sorted on the column AEs in orthopaedic care n (%)