Hospital Patients

440,000 Preventable Deaths Annually from Hospital Mistakes

By Erica Daniels for The National Trial Lawyers.  A patient safety study estimates that more than 400,000 American deaths are associated with preventable harm done to patients in hospital settings. According to the Journal of Patient Safety study, Evidence-based… Read More

Strokes in the Hospital

By Deborah Gesensway, Today’s Hospitalist. Studies show that it can take as long as 20 hours to recognize when an inpatient is having a stroke Because they work at a Joint Commission-certified primary stroke center,… Read More

Beware of Sepsis

From the Medical Laboratory Observer​​. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition triggered by a systemic infection, caused by bacteria, virus or parasite that ultimately affects the function of vital organs. Sepsis is a progressive shutdown of… Read More

Is your hospital as safe as you think?

From  Many people are aware that visiting a hospital can put their health at risk in a number of ways. But even a patient who knows what to look out for and which precautions… Read More