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Why We Still Kill Patients: Invisibility, Inertia, and Income

25 Dec/AHRP – Between 1978 and 1999, 2.5 million American men, women and children died preventable deaths in US hospitals and 17 million suffered preventable injuries.  Two recent reports confirm that American hospitals continue to cause serious preventable harm to patients. Continue reading ‘Why We Still Kill Patients: Invisibility, Inertia, and Income’

Study Finds No Progress in Safety at Hospitals

24 Nov – Efforts to make hospitals safer for patients are falling short, researchers report in the first large study in a decade to analyze harm from medical care and to track it over time. The study, conducted from 2002 to 2007 in 10 North Carolina hospitals, found that harm to patients was common and that the number of incidents did not decrease over time. Continue reading ‘Study Finds No Progress in Safety at Hospitals’