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HCUP Statistical Briefs - Adverse Events/Patient Safety
The HCUP Statistical Briefs present simple, descriptive statistics on a variety of specific, focused topics. These briefs are developed by AHRQ through a Federal-State-Industry partnership.
 
HCUP Statistical Briefs - Adverse Events/Patient Safety
These HCUP Statistical Briefs provide statistics about adverse events and patient safety-related events in U.S. hospitals. Topics include infections (CDI and MRSA), adverse drug events (ADEs), and potentially avoidable injuries during childbirth.
 
#237 Patient Safety and Adverse Events, 2011 and 2014 (PDF file, 199 KB; HTML)
#234 Adverse Drug Events in U.S. Hospitals, 2010 Versus 2014 (PDF file, 65 KB; HTML); Appendix (PDF file, 277 KB)
#164 Characteristics of Adverse Drug Events Originating During the Hospital Stay, 2011 (PDF file, 127 KB; HTML). Infographic (PDF file, 1.3 MB; HTML).
#158 Origin of Adverse Drug Events in U.S. Hospitals, 2011 (PDF file, 125 KB; HTML); Appendix (PDF file, 192 KB).
#145 Readmissions following Hospitalizations with Clostridium difficile Infections, 2009 (PDF file, 220 KB; HTML).
#124 Clostridium difficile Infections (CDI) in Hospital Stays, 2009 (PDF file, 412 KB; HTML). News Brief
#109 Medication-Related Adverse Outcomes in U.S. Hospitals and Emergency Departments, 2008 (PDF file, 814 KB; HTML). News Brief
#94 Adult Hospital Stays with Infections Due to Medical Care, 2007 (PDF file, 162 KB; HTML). News Brief
#78 Hospitalizations in which Patients Leave the Hospital against Medical Advice (AMA), 2007 (PDF file, 167 KB; HTML). News Brief
#74 Potentially Avoidable Injuries to Mothers and Newborns During Childbirth, 2006 (PDF file, 232 KB; HTML). News Brief
#64 Hospitalizations Related to Pressure Ulcers among Adults 18 Years and Older, 2006 (PDF file, 195 KB; HTML). News Brief
#53 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Hospital Patient Safety Events, 2005 (PDF file, 209 KB; HTML). News Brief
#50 Clostridium Difficile-Associated Disease in U.S. Hospitals, 1993-2005 (PDF file, 199 KB; HTML). News Brief
#35 Infections with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in U.S. Hospitals, 1993–2005 (PDF file, 188 KB; HTML). News Brief
#29 Adverse Drug Events in U.S. Hospitals, 2004 (PDF file, 228 KB; HTML). News Brief
#3 Hospitalizations Related to Pressure Sores, 2003 (PDF file, 319 KB; HTML). News Brief
 

Internet Citation: HCUP Statistical Briefs - Adverse Events/Patient Safety. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). February 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb_adverse.jsp.
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