Preventable hospital errors kill 180,000 Americans a year
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Los Angeles Times: A national report card gave nearly half of U.S. hospitals a grade of C of lower in patient safety, reports Chad Terhune. The study, by an employer-supported group focused on healthcare quality, also estimates 180,000 Americans die each year from preventable hospital accidents, errors and infections.
Tags: hospitals, Medical negligence, patient safety, Preventable error;
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