"The Institute for Healthcare Improvement research, corroborated by academic colleagues, suggests there are between 40 to 50 incidents of medical harm to patients for every 100 admissions. With roughly 37 million hospital admissions per year in the United States, this means that approximately 15 million incidents of medical harm per year in the US, according to IHI." -CBS news 2/6/07 "We're relying on data that hospitals submit, and that might be a reason to under-document" the actual number of errors and resultant in-hospital deaths, Collier told Medical Device Daily." http://www.alternativehealth.co.nz/articles/hospital.htm Tips on staying safe in the hospital: http://www.consumersunion.org/campaigns//learn_more/001735indiv.html
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