Hospitals are Dangerous: Medical Malpractice Risk Unchanged


Last week, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published its new study on hospital safety, “Temporal Trends in Rates of Patient Harm Resulting from Medical Care,” and the results are alarming.

Medical mistakes by hospitals and doctors happen just as often today as they did a decade ago. It’s not getting better: medical malpractice risk remains a real danger for Americans everywhere.

Bottom line, you have a 25% chance of getting WORSE once you’ve entered the hospital as a patient. This statistic has not changed for many, many years. Medical malpractice remains a national epidemic.

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