Failure to rescue (FTR) is defined as death after a major complication1 and has been adopted as a measure of quality in surgical patients. Current definitions of FTR are limited because they do not account for the influence of preventability on mortality. The aim of this study was to examine the association of preventability with rates of FTR among patients with major trauma.
Coates M, Pillado E, Kim J, Vasak R, Yule A, Kim DY. Role of Preventability in Redefining Failure to Rescue Among Major Trauma Patients. JAMA Surg. Published online July 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2351