December 18, 2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued a report that finds that 1 in 7 Medicare patients suffered an “adverse event” while hospitalized. THE KEY FINDINGS INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING: An estimated 13.5 percent of hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries experienced adverse events during their hospital stays. This rate projects to an estimated 134,000 Medicare … Read more

In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers reported that harm resulting from medical care was “common,” with approximately 1 in 5 patients harmed after admission to the hospital. ┬áThe study found that some patients are harmed more than once, and that a significant majority (63.1%) of the injuries could … Read more