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Medicare Takes Action against Never-Events

Medicare Attempts to Reduce Health Care Costs and Promote Patient Safety Certain types of medical errors should never happen.  According to the California Association of Health Plans, preventable medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in over $4.5 billion in additional health spending annually.  Beginning in October 2008, in…

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Hospital Errors

The Dirty Little Secret Hospitals Don’t Want You to Know Experts estimate that 98,000 people die from preventable medical errors each year.  Also, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that an additional 99,000 patients a year die from hospital-acquired infections. More Americans die each month from preventable medical injuries than died in the…

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