Adverse Events in Hospitals

In November 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General did a report on Adverse Events in Hospitals – National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries. Some of the findings included:

  • An estimated 13.5 percent of hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries experienced adverse events during their hospital stays
  • An additional 13.5 percent of Medicare beneficiaries experienced events during their hospital stays that resulted in temporary harm.
  • Physician reviewers determined that 44 percent of adverse and temporary harm events were clearly or likely preventable.

See link below to read the rest of the report:
Levinson, DR.  Adverse Events in Hospitals:  National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries.  Nov. 2010  OEI-06-09-00090
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