Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New study on hospital safety

The findings of a new study suggest that efforts to decrease the number of medical mistakes in U.S. hospitals have generally failed, reports AboutLawsuits. According to the study, published in the most recent issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, patient safety has not improved since a landmark study ten years ago that put the number of patient deaths due to medical error at 98,000 annually in American hospitals. Alan Crede has more on the story here, including links to more sources.

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