Approximately one out of every four patients who are admitted to hospitals in the United States will suffer preventable harm. The New England Journal of Medicine published the incredible study. 24% experienced a negative health event during their hospital stay. Much of the harm is due to carelessness and systemic issues.
U.S. hospitals have a long way to go in terms of improving patient safety. FULL ARTICLE
Each hospital should disclose when they make mistakes that cause harm. Instead they use the peer review privilege as a way to cover up negative incidents. Disclosing malpractice rates for each health care facility would improve care and help consumers