Risk of adverse events among hospitalized patients

In this large retrospective cohort, adverse events among hospitalized patients occurred at a rate of 25 per 100 patient days, with no significant change from 2002 to 2007. Continued efforts are needed to reduce adverse event rates in hospitalized patients (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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