Hospital Care Accidents
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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.