Patient safety should be the top priority of hospitals but recent studies show hospitals may be some of the deadliest places you can enter. A 2013 study from the Journal of Patient Safety1 found that up to 440,000 people die annually in U. S. hospitals from preventable medical errors, making
One of the most common complaints doctors hear from their patients involves low back pain. Results from a 6-month CBS investigative report of Medicare patients during a two-year period from 2011-2012 reveals that spinal fusion surgery is frequently performed to relieve low back pain, and that many of these fusion
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published a study in the New England Journal of Medicine that found one in 25 adult patients, or 4% of hospital inpatients, suffers from an infection acquired after entering the hospital. According to the 2011 study, hospital-acquired infections, or HAI’s, affect
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