More Americans Estimated to Die from Hospital Mistakes than from Strokes and Accidents Combined

Going to the hospital is increasingly a risky proposition, considering that more Americans die from mistakes in the hospital than those killed by strokes and accidents combined.

A new study published in the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients annually don’t make it out of hospitals because of some kind of preventable harm.

These figures eclipse those reported in earlier studies that blamed bad hospital care for 98,000 deaths (1999, Institute of Medicine) and 180,000 fatalities (2010, Office of Inspector General for Health and Human Services, which only focused on Medicare patients).

http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/more-americans-estimated-to-die-from-hospital-mistakes-than-from-strokes-and-accidents-combined-130921?news=851196

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