Table 4

Summary of cases judged by the study team to have significant harm with at least slight to modest evidence of avoidability

CasesAvoidability rating following moderation of all cases by the study team
Slight to modest evidence of avoidabilityPossibly avoidable, <50–50, but close callProbably avoidable, >50–50, but close callStrong evidence of avoidabilityVirtually certain evidence of avoidabilityTotal
Cases from enhanced sample (first GP data collector)16191814067
Additional cases from 10% sample of enhanced sample (second GP data collector)221106
Additional case from 2.5% sample (not from enhanced sample)100001
  • GP, general practitioner.