Friday, 26 November 2010

No improvement in Hospital Safety

A study reported in the NY Times, and to be published in the NEJM next Thursday (Nov 2), finds no improvement in Hospital safety. The large long-term observational study in ten US hospitals found harm from medical care is still common (18% of patients) and most incidents are preventable. The commonest causes were related to medication and procedures.

1 comment:

  1. Hospital safety is best improved from within. www.westmeadhospitalwhistleblowers exposes a number of problems including the process by which medical and peer review in a unit at Westmead Hospital was silenced and those who spoke up on behalf of patients were silenced.