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Evaluating inpatient mortality: a new electronic review process that gathers information from front-line providers
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    Real-time information on preventable death provided by email from front-line intensivists results in high response rates with useful information
    • L.Marjon Dijkema, intensivist
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      • Eric Keus, Willem Dieperink, Iwan C.C. van der Horst, Jan G.Zijlstra

    Dear Editor,

    Recently, Provenzano and colleagues found that an electronic tool collecting real-time clinical information directly from front-line providers was both feasible and useful to evaluate inpatient deaths [1]. These findings concur with our evaluation of the preventability of death using a simple electronic evaluation tool in our 46-bed adult Intensive Care Unit.

    From September 2010 to Sept...

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