What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and
How Transparency Can
Revolutionize Healthcare
NEW REPORT:
PREVENTABLE MEDICAL MISTAKES
ACCOUNT FOR ONE-SIXTH OF ALL ANNUAL DEATHS
IN THE UNITED STATES
1/6 die
by
doctor...
NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL WARN
THAT HOSPITALS ARE KILLING US
1/6 die
by
medical
mistakes
1 IN 5 ELDERLY US PATIENTS INJURED BY MEDICAL
CARE
A new study of more than 12,500 Medicare patients (with
an average age ...
Nearly 20% of Seniors
Are Injured by Medical
Care
of 5

Preventable Medical Mistakes one in six US Deaths

Do you know that medical errors contribute to 1 death per 6 deaths in the USA?
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Health & Medicine      
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Transcripts - Preventable Medical Mistakes one in six US Deaths

  • 1. What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Healthcare
  • 2. NEW REPORT: PREVENTABLE MEDICAL MISTAKES ACCOUNT FOR ONE-SIXTH OF ALL ANNUAL DEATHS IN THE UNITED STATES 1/6 die by doctors’ mistakes
  • 3. NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL WARN THAT HOSPITALS ARE KILLING US 1/6 die by medical mistakes
  • 4. 1 IN 5 ELDERLY US PATIENTS INJURED BY MEDICAL CARE A new study of more than 12,500 Medicare patients (with an average age of 76) found that nearly one in five suffer from medical injuries when receiving care Those who had experienced a medical injury had a death rate nearly double those who had not, along with greater use of medical services and increased health care costs in the year following the injury Two-thirds of the injuries occurred during outpatient care (such as doctor’s offices) rather than in hospitals The often-preventable injuries were the direct result of medical care or management, not a result of the patient’s underlying condition Past research has suggested at least 210,000 Americans are killed by preventable hospital errors each year
  • 5. Nearly 20% of Seniors Are Injured by Medical Care

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