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Rate of avoidable deaths in a Norwegian hospital trust as judged by retrospective chart review
  1. Tormod Rogne1,2,
  2. Trond Nordseth1,2,
  3. Gudmund Marhaug3,
  4. Einar Marcus Berg2,
  5. Arve Tromsdal4,
  6. Ola Sæther5,
  7. Sven Gisvold2,
  8. Peter Hatlen6,
  9. Helen Hogan7,
  10. Erik Solligård1,2
  1. 1 Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  2. 2 Clinic of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, St Olav’s University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway
  3. 3 St Olav’s University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway
  4. 4 Clinic of Cardiology, St Olav’s University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway
  5. 5 Clinic of Surgery, St Olav’s University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway
  6. 6 Clinic of Thoracic and Occupational Medicine, St Olav’s University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway
  7. 7 Department of Health Service Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tormod Rogne, Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim 7491, Norway; tormod.rogne{at}ntnu.no

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  • Contributors All authors are responsible for the presented results and have participated in the design and concept, analysis and interpretation of data, or drafting and revising of the manuscript. Specifically, all authors have approved the final version.

  • Funding This study was funded by the St Olav’s University Hospital, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the Norwegian Medical Association’s fund for quality and patient safety.

  • Disclaimer The funding source was not involved in the design of the study, statistical analyses or interpretation of the results. The researchers were independent from the funding source.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval Regional Committees for Medical and Health Research Ethics, REC Central.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it published Online First. The funding information has been corrected as well as the author affiliations.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors All authors are responsible for the presented results and have participated in the design and concept, analysis and interpretation of data, or drafting and revising of the manuscript. Specifically, all authors have approved the final version.

  • Funding This study was funded by the St Olav’s University Hospital, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the Norwegian Medical Association’s fund for quality and patient safety.

  • Disclaimer The funding source was not involved in the design of the study, statistical analyses or interpretation of the results. The researchers were independent from the funding source.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval Regional Committees for Medical and Health Research Ethics, REC Central.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it published Online First. The funding information has been corrected as well as the author affiliations.

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