Preventable Errors Killed 32 Patients in Oregon Hospitals Last Year


This article from is specific to Oregon, but I have no doubt that it would apply to the entire country, probably in proportion to the number of hospital beds in each state.

Hospitals are trying to improve their safety records, partly because of the work of medical malpractice trial lawyers, partly because of high insurance premiums, and of course partly because they do care about their patients. Still, as more than one doctor has told me privately "a hospital is a dangerous place for a patient." My personal doctors always recommend outpatient services when possible and hospitalization only when absolutely necessary because too many bad things can happen to a patient while in a hospital. Here are excerpts from this informative article...

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