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Table 2 Adverse event types

From: The impact of adverse events in the intensive care unit on hospital mortality and length of stay

Type All AEs n (%) Preventable AEs, n (%)* Non-preventable AEs, n (%)
Total 56 (100) 23 (100) 33 (100)
Procedural complication 18 (32) 6 (26) 12 (36)
Nosocomial infection 13 (23) 8 (35) 5 (15)
Adverse drug event 12 (21) 2 (9) 10 (30)
Surgical complication 6 (11) 0 (0) 6 (18)
Therapeutic error 5 (9) 5 (22) 0 (0)
System error 1 (2) 1 (4) 0 (0)
Diagnostic error 1 (2) 1 (4) 0 (0)
  1. AE = adverse event. Non-preventable AEs were deemed unavoidable by the multidisciplinary review panel.