Table 3: Reasons for granted claim according to the NPE.

- Total
n=343
Primarily Conservative
n=243
Primarily Operative
n=100
Delayed surgery 137 (40%) 128 9
Wrong method/technique 92 (27%) 37 55
Inadequate diagnostics 31 (9%) 18 13
Inadequate follow-up 28 (8%) 24 4
Misinterpretation or inadequate follow up of exam-results 30 (9%) 28 2
Wrong/faulty indication for surgery 9 (3%) 2 7
Infection 8 (2%) 3 5
Others 8 (2%) 3 5

NPE: The Norwegian System of Patient Injury Compensation

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