Connect
MJA
MJA

Postoperative serious adverse events in a teaching hospital

Thomas B Hugh
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (5): 276-277.
Published online: 19 August 2002

In reply: We thank Tracy and Hugh for the issues they raise. The goal of our study was to establish baseline information on the incidence of serious adverse events (SAEs) for use in subsequent intervention studies.1 The data were needed for statistical power calculations. Our inclusion criteria were predefined, as is scientifically orthodox for any study. We chose to study a population of clinical relevance to inpatient medicine. Most simple procedures at our hospital require day admission with no overnight inpatient stay, so these were not relevant to our goals. Others may wish to study different patient populations and are free to do so.

  • Thomas B Hugh


Correspondence: tbh35@hotmail.com

Author

remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Comment
Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Responses are now closed for this article.