Hospital Errors Put More Patients at Risk

Nearly 3 percent of patients in the nation's hospitals risk experiencing hospital errors, a new study finds. And the numbers could be on the rise. The report further suggests that those patients who experience an error in treatment or care at a hospital have a one in four chance of dying from the mistake. The study, released Tuesday by the independent health care ratings company HealthGrades, followed more than 40 million Medicare hospitalization records from 2003 to 2005. What it found was...Full Story
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