TableĀ 3

Interventions that could have contributed to or prevented death

Possibly contributing to death (Q4)Possibly preventing death (Q5)
Gastrointestinal bleed following anticoagulant and antiplatelet treatment for myocardial infarctionThrombolytic therapy not given for massive pulmonary embolism
Deterioration following percutaneous pericardial drainageNo anticoagulant given for pulmonary embolus and no operation for peritonitis
Deterioration associated with high flow oxygen in ambulancePacing wire not inserted for heart block
Postoperative bronchopneumonia after operation for fractured neck of femurNo prophylactic anticoagulation given to prevent pulmonary embolism
Delayed diagnosis of perforated duodenal ulcer following steroid therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseDelayed diagnosis of dissecting thoracic aneurysm
Emergency laparotomy not performed for peritonitis
Patient refused antibiotics and blood transfusion
No prophylactic anticoagulation given to prevent pulmonary embolism
Anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation not given to prevent stroke
Thrombolytic therapy not given for myocardial infarction