The Price of Medical Errors
A recent report highlighted that more than 13 % of Medicare patients in the U.S. experience an adverse event each month in American hospitals – resulting in 15,000 deaths.
AOL Health’s recent article states, “The news is startling, particularly since the report points out that 44 % of adverse incidents occurring in hospitals are avoidable. And all-together, these adverse events are costing Medicare more than $300 million a month.”
Now what are some types of medical errors that have occurred?
1. A doctor operated on and amputated the wrong leg of a veteran.
Link to other, unforgivable medical errors.