Preventable deaths in hospitals

Here is an interesting / alarming article concerning the shockingly high number of preventable patients deaths that occur each year in hospitals. According the Institute of Medicine, an estimated 200,000 preventable deaths occur in hospitals each year. That’s more than 3,800 every week. That is equivalent to two jumbo jet passenger airplanes crashing and killing all passengers, on a daily basis.

As the author explains, the need for increases awareness about this topic becomes more obvious when you realize that the solutions to many, if not all, of these problems are available today and don’t require any more inventions, development, and regulatory approvals.

You can read the full article by clicking the link above.

medical malpractice, Personal Injury, wrongful death

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