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Adverse outcomes in Belgian acute hospitals: retrospective analysis of the national hospital discharge dataset.

Authors
  • Van den Heede, Koen
  • Sermeus, Walter
  • Diya, Luwis
  • Lesaffre, Emmanuel
  • Vleugels, Arthur
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care / ISQua
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2006
Volume
18
Issue
3
Pages
211–219
Identifiers
PMID: 16556640
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study identifies the occurrence of adverse outcomes in a national population. It adds information to the growing body of knowledge in predominantly Anglo-Saxon countries about adverse outcomes. Striking variation exists in the risk-adjusted adverse outcome rates across Belgian acute hospitals, revealing a large potential for quality gains that encourage further action.

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