Recently Released: "Feds Post Database of Hospital Errors"
To the dismay of the American Hospital Association, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released an exhaustive list of medical errors occurring at the nation’s 4,700 hospitals.
The CMS database of eight categories of “hospital-acquired conditions” includes leaving a foreign object in the body after surgery, urinary tract infections caused by a catheter, and pressure sores. It compares each error to the national rate for the event in question.
The information is offered online through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ “Hospital Compare” website.
See Also Hospital Acquired Conditions (via HHS Glossary)
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services/HHS
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