Posts Tagged "Medicare patients"

Some hospitals do more harm than good for hospitalized Medicare patients

Posted on Nov 24, 2010 in Uncategorized

November 17, 2010 by Olga Deshchenko, DOTmed News Reporter One of every seven hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries experiences adverse events while hospitalized, according to a new study from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, released Tuesday. The OIG study looked at a random sample of 780 Medicare beneficiaries who were discharged during the month of October 2008. Approximately 135,000 beneficiaries experienced adverse events during their stay, ranging from temporary harm to death, according to the report. “The findings in the report...

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