Study Shows Adverse Events in Hospitals Still a Problem

USA Today reported that approximately 15,000 Medicare patients die each month due in part to care they receive in hospitals. This figure was the result of a study performed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). According to the report: [HHS] selected a nationally representative random sample of 780 Medicare beneficiaries from all beneficiaries discharged during October 2008. … [Read more...]