Medical Malpractice Issues: Hospital Errors Affect About 1 In Every 3 Patients In The USA

side note: This is a startling statistic, and much higher than anyone had previously estimated. The below article presents the highlights from a piece that recently appeared in “Health Affairs.” By pulling out the most shocking medical malpractice statistics, Medical News Today presents the enormous challenges that risk managers are presented with in the U.S. hospital system.

Out of every 3 patients who go to hospital in the United States, 1 will encounter a hospital error, according to an article published in Health Affairs. The authors, from the University of Utah reveal that mistakes made in hospital are ten times higher than previous estimates. The researchers used a new tool for measuring hospital mistakes.

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