TABLE 8-2Adverse Event Conditions Used by WHO to Calculate the Global Burden of Disease

Adverse drug events
Venous thromboembolism complications
Decubitus ulcers
Falls in the healthcare setting
Unsafe maternal/pregnancy care
Hospital-acquired infections
Surgical complications
Adverse medical device events
Unsafe blood products
Unsafe injection practices
Counterfeit medications

SOURCE: Jha (2008).

From: 8, Fostering the Global Dimension of the Health Data Trust

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