Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Not good news on the desire to improve patient safety and general health care quality, according to a recent study released from HealthGrades, a leading healthcare rankings company. A press release concerning HealthGrades annual report, states,"Patient safety incidents in American hopsitals grew from 1.18 million to 1.24 million aong the 40 million hospitalizations covered under the Medicare program and incidents varied widely from state to state and among the best and worst hospitals."
You should read the full report for the rest of the findings. None of which appear to be terribly uplifting. Thanks to the HealthyPolicy blog for this information. The HealthyPolicy blog also has further helpful comments. [bm]