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Medical Errors Kill 15,000 Medicare Patients a Month

By |January 28, 2011|Iatrogenic Injury, News|

Medical Errors Kill 15,000 Medicare Patients a Month

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SOURCE:   AOL Health


A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General reveals that 13 percent of Medicare patients in the U.S. experience an adverse event each month in American hospitals, and some 15,000 of them die as a result. [1]

The news is startling, particularly since the report points out that 44 percent of adverse incidents occurring in hospitals are avoidable. And all-together, these adverse events are costing Medicare more than $300 million a MONTH. (more…)