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.