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Mortality Preventability Classification

Purpose:

To evaluate the care given to a patient who died using the mortality preventability classification of Pasquale et al.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

failure handling and therapy escalation, adverse effects, prevention, social stability, public health

ICD-10:

Y69

Description:

Pasquale et al used a classification system to assess preventability of a patient's death. This can help to evaluate the quality of care that the patient received. The authors are members of the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) Outcomes Committee.

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