They are in order: pressure ulcer, postoperative infection, postlaminectomy syndrome, hemorrhage complicating a procedure, accidental puncture or laceration during a procedure, mechanical complication of device, implant or graft, ventral hernia without mention of obstruction or gangrene, hematoma complicating a procedure, unspecified adverse effect of a drug medicinal and
biological substance not elsewhere classified and mechanical complication of cardiac device, implant or graft.
As health providers struggle to find ways to minimize costs of care, they also are paying attention to preventing the most costly errors. This report listed 10 errors that are most costly on a per error basis, although they may not necessarily occur as often.
They most expensive errors on a per-error basis are as follows:
5. Complications of transplanted organ—$66,658.