Medical errors.

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Medical errors.

Postby NHE » Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:55 am

400,000 preventable deaths per year due to medical errors.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23860193

RESULTS:
Using a weighted average of the 4 studies, a lower limit of 210,000 deaths per year was associated with preventable harm in hospitals. Given limitations in the search capability of the Global Trigger Tool and the incompleteness of medical records on which the Tool depends, the true number of premature deaths associated with preventable harm to patients was estimated at more than 400,000 per year. Serious harm seems to be 10- to 20-fold more common than lethal harm.

CONCLUSIONS:
The epidemic of patient harm in hospitals must be taken more seriously if it is to be curtailed. Fully engaging patients and their advocates during hospital care, systematically seeking the patients' voice in identifying harms, transparent accountability for harm, and intentional correction of root causes of harm will be necessary to accomplish this goal.
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Re: Medical errors.

Postby HarryZ » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:19 am

My wife (who had MS) worked in management in hospital critical care units for some 25 years. The stories that I was privy to would more than support those numbers. Sad but true.

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