The Economic Measurement of Medical Errors
Shreve J, et al. | Society of Actuaries | 2010

This study, provided by Milliman, Inc. and sponsored by The Society of Actuaries, Health Section, measures the annual frequency of medical errors in the United States and the total measurable cost to the overall economy due to these errors. Analysis of an extensive claim database of reported medical events revealed that pressure ulcers are ranked as the most costly medical error with an annual cost of $3.86 billion.

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  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Pressure Ulcer Management
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Related Products: Shreve J, Van Den Bos J, Gray T, Halford m, Rustagi K, Ziemkiewics E. The Economic Measurement of Medical Errors. Milliman, Inc; Sponsored by The Society of Actuaries. 2010.