Study: Errors in hospitals continue to climb

04/3/2007 | Forbes

Almost a quarter of a million potentially preventable deaths occurred in U.S. hospitals between 2003 and 2005, representing a 3% increase in patient safety incidents, according to a new study. The lead author said the cost of the errors "in both mortality and dollar terms continues to be significant, and the 'chasm in quality' between the nation's top and bottom hospitals ... remains."

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