Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 8:28 pm
A report was just published in the New York Times that stated that the nearly one out of every seven medical mistakes that happen to Medicare patients are not reported.
According to officials with the Department of Health and Human Services, many of the hospital employees that did report the medical errors still failed to change policy in order to prevent the issue from happening again.
Although a system is put into place in order to report medical errors, many hospital employees fail to report mistakes made that cause harm to Medicare patients. Some of these medical students even included death.
Other events included bedsores, deliriousness from too many painkillers, using blood thinners improperly, and infections acquired at the hospital. The report also shows that many administrators were aware that the staff was not reporting errors.
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