The most dangerous place to visit is not the slums of Brazil, South Central Los Angeles, Mexico, or Haiti. It is a U.S Hospital.
Each year in America 98,000 Americans a year die from medical errors. Approximately 2 million U.S. patients catch an infection from the hospital each year, and about 90,000 die.
*Approximately 34% of people say they or their families have experienced a medical error
*50% of those with chronic illnesses have been affected by an error.
*Hospitalized patients experience at least one medication error a day.
*Nearly 2 million U.S. patients catch an infection from the hospital each year, and about 90,000 die.
*Only 35% of hospital employees consistently wash their hands before they touch a patient.
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