Monday, May 02, 2011

Well, Now Buyers CAN Be Informed!!

Business Journal reports:

....the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released an exhaustive list of medical errors occurring at the nation's 4,700 hospitals.

CMS used Medicare fee-for-service claims from October 2008 through June 2010, based on the rates of eight different "never events," or medical errors, of which each is compared with the national rate for the event in question.

The American Hospital Ass'n is aghast. Maybe they'll recover from their dead faint.

Easier to recover from dead-faint than from simply "dead."

By the way, the database is VERY interesting, especially for the UW Hospital....


GOR said...

I'm not sure what's included under "Falls and Trauma" but there seems to be a lot of that going around...albeit statistically minor - unless you happen to be the one who fell or was traumatized!

neomom said...

One of my parental units had a knee replacement, the first time out of bed after surgery resulted in a fall as the "good" leg was more affected by the nerve block than they thought. It resulted in the wound being completely ripped open and another rather urgent surgery to repair it. The cops went to the docs home to get him...

I believe that would be under "Falls and Trauma"