Patient safety events are still costly for U.S. hospitals

04/1/2010 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

A HealthGrades report said improvements have been made but patient safety incidents at U.S. hospitals continue to be a common problem. Data showed there were nearly 1 million incidents among Medicare patients from 2006 through 2008, affecting more than 900,000 beneficiaries, leading to 99,000 deaths and costing almost $8.9 billion.

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