“One of several medical mistakes: Outpatient black hole”
Photo Credit: Getty Images, in AARP’s Bulletin.
– “12 Medical Mistakes That Can Harm You”
“The health care system has tried to battle medical errors, but mistakes still happen”
“Health care providers seek to heal the sick, not harm them. Yet, the Journal of Patient Safety found in 2013 that preventable safety failures in hospitals kill 210,000 to 400,000 each year. That represented a sobering increase from the 1999 Institute of Medicine estimate that up to 98,000 hospitalized people die each year from preventable errors. Here’s a dirty dozen key sources of harm,” by Rich Laliberte, AARP Bulletin.