update on the 1999 Institute of Medicine report

In 1999, the US Institute of Medicine published a report concerning dangers to all patients in hospitals. From the report: At least 44,000 people, and perhaps as many as 98,000 people, die in hospitals each year as a result of medical errors that could have been prevented, according to estimates from two major studies. Online […]

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Overcrowded emergency rooms

Steve Tiffany sent me links to two articles (here and here) in The Gazette which describe recent deaths of patients in Quebec (Canada) emergency rooms, largely due to lack of care related to overcrowding. Most of the patients mentioned in the articles who died were over 65 years old. Steve pointed out that this speaks […]

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 2:51 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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