Navigation Links
Medical errors cost US $8.8B, result in 238,337 potentially preventable deaths: HealthGrades study
Date:4/7/2008

iod, while both bed sores and post-operative respiratory failure worsened during the study period.

  • Of the 270,491 deaths that occurred among patients who developed one or more patient safety incidents, 238,337 were potentially preventable.

    If all hospitals performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Patient Safety, approximately 220,106 patient safety incidents and 37,214 Medicare deaths could have been avoided while saving the U.S. approximately $2.0 billion during 2004 to 2006.

    While many U.S. hospitals have taken extensive action to prevent medical errors, the prevalence of likely preventable patient safety incidents is taking a costly toll on our health care systems in both lives and dollars, said Dr. Samantha Collier, HealthGrades' chief medical officer and the primary author of the study. HealthGrades has documented in numerous studies the significant and largely unchanging gap between top- performing and poor-performing hospitals. It is imperative that hospitals recognize the benchmarks set by the Distinguished Hospitals for Patient Safety are achievable and associated with higher safety and markedly lower cost.

    The fifth annual HealthGrades Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study applies methodology developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to identify the incident rates of 16 patient safety indicators among Medicare patients at virtually all of the nation's nearly 5,000 nonfederal hospitals. Additionally, HealthGrades applied its methodology using 13 patient safety indicators to identify the best-performing hospitals, or Distinguished Hospitals for Patient Safety, which represent the top five percent of all U.S. hospitals.

    Ratings for individual hospitals were posted today to HealthGrades' consumer Web site, www.healthgrades.com.

    The following are the 16 patient-safety inc
    '/>"/>


  • Contact: Scott Shapiro
    sshapiro@healthgrades.com
    720-963-6584
    HealthGrades
    Source:Eurekalert

    Page: 1 2 3 4

    Related medicine news :

    1. MSU engineering team designs innovative medical device
    2. ATS Medical to Present at the 2007 Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference
    3. Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Caregivers Reach Agreement on a Union Contract
    4. Owner and Operator of Florida Durable Medical Equipment Company Convicted of Medicare Fraud
    5. Father and Daughter From Tanzania Receive Their First Medical Examination in Newport Beach
    6. Doctors and medical ethicist discuss whether doctors should participate in capital punishment
    7. Preparation for Natural Disasters Critical for People With Diabetes, Chronic Medical Conditions
    8. Doctors and Medical Ethicist Discuss Whether Doctors Should Participate in Capital Punishment
    9. Symmetry Medical Completes Acquisition Of Specialty Surgical Instruments
    10. Milestone Scientific Announces Successful Completion of its Collaboration Agreement With Carticept Medical
    11. FDA Seeks to Regulate Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Products Such as Vegetable Juice Could Be Restricted for Medical Use
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    (Date:3/28/2015)... Delaying rotator cuff surgery on patients ... research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for ... study compared results for 170 patients who received rotator ... joint capsule release procedure to relieve stiffness at the ... author from St. George Hospital in Sydney, Australia. “Both ...
    (Date:3/28/2015)... Genomic medicine experts have sequenced the genomes ... first time, key information for understanding and treating this ... posted story on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. ... the British Columbia Cancer Agency, and PhenoPath lab in ... alterations and mutations that can lead to peritoneal ...
    (Date:3/28/2015)... OR (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 Lately ... the media regarding recent changes and proposals around the ... , current and former collegiate student-athletes across a spectrum ... and reflect on common challenges. The special panel consists ... country in sports ranging from football, track and field, ...
    (Date:3/28/2015)... (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 Healthpointe’s otolaryngologists, ... nose and throat disorders, are now offering a ... common issue which is characterized by the presence of ... in 5 people, tinnitus is a prevalent symptom that ... while it is non-fatal, tinnitus can impede a person’s ...
    (Date:3/28/2015)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 ... have announced a new overlay entitled Scratches 5K from ... overlay grungy scratch effects to any media inside Final ... Film Studios. “StoryBoard Corporate saves time and is an ... any media using FCPX Overlay Scratches 5K's intuitive grunge ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:No Need to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery, Study Shows 2Health News:New Genomics Research May Help Doctors Tailor Mesothelioma Treatment, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:SCI TV Panel of Former College Athletes Discusses Student Athlete Experience 2Health News:SCI TV Panel of Former College Athletes Discusses Student Athlete Experience 3Health News:Healthpointe now Offering Tinnitus Treatments in Clinics throughout Southern California 2Health News:Pixel Film Studios Unveiled Scratches 5k for Final Cut Pro X Editors 2
    ... in an attempt to find out how various eating ... the blood pressures of meat eaters, fish eaters, vegetarians, ... Health Nutrition, showed how healthy eating habits could help ... in the comparative study - some with high blood ...
    ... on birth control pills have been linking them to ... pills. However, a new study published by Walter Spitzer, ... contradicted previous studies by stating that women who take ... no increased risk for heart attack compared to women ...
    ... observed a pill-sized camera and a CT scan may prove ... small intestine. The newly approved camera capsule, also known as ... before available. A patient swallows the pill and, for eight ... on the person's abdomen.// The pictures can then be viewed ...
    ... have discovered that it might be possible for tear-free GM ... the chemical in onions that makes you cry is not ... of Tokyo and Kyoto University,//tested the theory that the crying ... Alliinase plays a part in the chemical reactions that give ...
    ... that cloned animals tend to harbor genetic defects that ... the rational that reproductive cloning of humans should be ... be used safely for therapeutic cloning techniques, such as ... Parkinson's to diabetes. Cloned animals have major ...
    ... shown in a new study, that soy can lower cholesterol ... studies give more reason to dish up the soy protein ... fatty acids, which are found in abundance in fish, //flax ... health benefits. But researchers suggest they also produce physiological effects ...
    Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cut meat to cut blood pressure 2Health News:No heart attack risk for women taking birth control pills 2Health News:Genetic failure in cloned animals 2Health News:Soy, Omega 3s convalesce artery health 2Health News:Soy, Omega 3s convalesce artery health 3
    (Date:3/27/2015)... CITY , March 27, 2015 Dynatronics Corporation ... Linder has been appointed to the Company,s Board of ... by the death in November 2014 of board member ... Rich Linder to our Board of Directors represents an ... Jr. , chairman and president of Dynatronics.  "Rich is a ...
    (Date:3/27/2015)... March 27, 2015 Biopharmaceutical Industry Leads ... industry comes out on top as the country,s manufacturing ... new report  from ndp│analytics. According to the  analysis , ... investment over the last decade, accounting for 27 percent ... A Short Video on Medicare Part D ...
    (Date:3/27/2015)...   Cypher Genomics, Inc., the leading ... that, compared to a panel of experts, the ... interpretations of whether certain genetic abnormalities were likely ... fraction of the time. Cypher,s Mantis software technology ... analysis in non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) by enabling ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:Dynatronics Announces Appointment of Richard J. Linder to Board of Directors 2Week in Review: The Latest from PhRMA 2New Data at ACMG Shows Cypher's Software Can Automate Interpretation of Genetic Variants to Advance Non-invasive Prenatal Testing 2New Data at ACMG Shows Cypher's Software Can Automate Interpretation of Genetic Variants to Advance Non-invasive Prenatal Testing 3
    ... a GSK (NYSE: GSK ) company, today announced that ... Application for Fabior (tazarotene) Foam, 0.1%. It ... treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 12 years of age and ... of patients and dermatologists and we believe Fabior Foam ...
    ... broaden their marketing reach, biopharmaceutical companies are investing ... key customer groups such as health care providers, ... they shift to activities such as social networking, ... marketing groups are facing questions around structure, budgets, ...
    Cached Medicine Technology:Stiefel receives US FDA approval of Fabior™ Foam, 0.1% 2Stiefel receives US FDA approval of Fabior™ Foam, 0.1% 3New Report Outlines Use of Innovative Marketing to Engage Customer Groups that are Key to the Pharmaceutical Industry 2
    ... Made with elastic fabric, these head cap ... need to begin testing. Each Electro-Cap System ... the International 10-20 System. When you place ... are using with your head cap system ...
    ... testing takes you into the OR, ER, or ... of Cadwells new shielded electrodes. Keeping noise low ... paired disc electrode has a special shielded cable ... damaging effects of 60-cycle interference. That means you ...
    ... The BIOM 3 (Binocular Indirect Ophthalmo-Microscope) incorporates ... microscope and enables a view of up to ... the BIOM 3 the eye may be rotated ... easily viewed. Even surgery through small pupils ...
    ... have a large body for increased ... 3 centimeters center-to-center) to resist the ... Polarity indicators are molded into the ... our bar electrode styles. Shielded bar ...
    Medicine Products: