California Hospitals have to start cleaning up their act, now that they are being reported for ‘adverse events’. From August 2007 to May 2008 California Hospitals have had 41 different situations where doctors preformed surgery on the wrong body part or the wrong patient. They also discovered that foreign objects were left in a surgical patient 145 different times.
According to medicalmalpractice.com:
Fewer than one-half of 1% of the nation’s doctorhttp://www.medicalmalpractice.com/National-Medical-Malpractice-Facts.cfms face any serious state sanctions each year. 2,696 total serious disciplinary actions a year, the number state medical boards took in 1999, is a pittance compared to the volume of injury and death of patients caused by negligence of doctors. A recent study by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences estimated that as many as 98,000 patients may be killed each year in hospitals alone as a result of medical errors. Earlier studies also found that this was a serious national problem.
These “adverse events,” are among the 1,002 cases of serious medical harm to patients disclosed by hospitals statewide, according to statistics compiled by the California Department of Public Health. Under a new state law, hospitals must report to health officials all substantial injuries to their patients.
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