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Table 1 Characteristics of participants, timelaps, events and compensations

From: The struggle against perceived negligence. A qualitative study of patients’ experiences of adverse events in Norwegian hospitals

Variable n = 15
Gender Female = 9
Male = 6
Age Lowest = 43 years
Highest = 70 years
Median = 61 years
Time between AE and interview 1–10 years
Average = 4 years
Median = 4 years
Type of event and time of occurrence/discovering Event before treatment = 6
Cancer diagnostic, delayed and/or missing cancer treatment:
Breast
Prostate
Kidney
Stomach/colon
Event during/after treatment = 9
Hip/knee prosthesis with inadequate surgery
Surgery cheek/neck resulting nerve damage
Incorrect anesthesia
Incorrect medication
Radiation injury
Deficient stroke treatment
Application for compensation from the NPE Yes = 10
Received compensation = 3
Awaiting for decision = 3
Received refusal = 4
Appeal against refusal = 3
No = 5
About to apply = 1
Do not fulfill the criteria = 1
Not applied = 3