Saturday, May 4, 2013

Preventing Hospital Errors

 
 
 
6000 "never events" happen every MONTH just among Medicare patients
 
180,000 Medicare patients die every year from medical errors and hospital accidents
 
400,000 drug-related injuries occur each year in hospitals
 
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Some 80% of medical malpractice lawsuits are grounded in preventable error -- the problem is negligent doctors, not greedy patients.  Doctors need to think about what they're doing every step of the way, not operate on autopilot.
 
 

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