Hospital Care Accidents

Your Medical Minute

Many hospital injuries are avoidable.

In Your Health Minute,

About one in 20 people are affected by a preventable harm while in medical care.

That’s according to a new study of over 330-thousand patients around the world.

Most preventable harms were related to medications and invasive procedures and were more common in surgical and intensive care units.

About 12-percent of incidents were severe causing prolonged , permanent disability or death.

 

Categories: Dee Armstrong, Health