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How Often Do Medical Errors Occur In Hospitals?
At least 44,000 people, and perhaps as many as 98,000 people, die in hospitals each year as a result of medical errors that could have been prevented, according to estimates from two major studies.
Preventable medical errors in hospitals exceed deaths due to motor-vehicle wrecks, breast cancer, and AIDS.
Preventable medical errors have been estimated to result in total costs (including the expense of additional care necessitated by the errors, lost income and household productivity, and disability) of between $17 billion and $29 billion per year in hospitals nationwide.
Source: November 1999 Institute of Medicine Shaping the Future for Health To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System
How Often Are Medical Malpractice Claims Made?
There were 254,380 Medical Malpractice Reports submitted to and accepted by the National Data Bank of Practitioners for Physicians from September 1, 1990 through May 22, 2010.
There were 16,316 Medical Malpractice Reports submitted to and accepted by the National Data Bank of Practitioners for Osteopathic Physicians from September 1, 1990 through May 22, 2010.
There were 7,203 Medical Malpractice Reports submitted to and accepted by the National Data Bank of Practitioners for Podiatrists from September 1, 1990 through May 22, 2010.
There were 1,823 Medical Malpractice Reports submitted to and accepted by the National Data Bank of Practitioners for Pharmacists from September 1, 1990 through May 22, 2010.
Source: NPDB Summary Report
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