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Medicare Patients: Harmed By Unreported Hospital Errors, Report Finds

Posted on 01/6/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAn alarming new federal study finds that hospital employees report only one out of seven errors, accidents and other mix-ups that harm Medicare patients while they are hospitalized. The New York Times reports that even after hospitals investigate preventable injuries and infections that have been reported, they rarely change their practices to prevent these problems from happening again, according to the study by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Of the 293 cases in which patients had been …