5 Common Medical Mistakes to Avoid in the Hospital
What’s more, every year an estimated 722,000 people in the U.S. develop infections during a hospital stay, and about 75,000 die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
you’re admitted to a hospital, you expect your health to improve. But that’s often not what happens: It has been estimated that up to 440,000 Americans die each year after experiencing a hospital-based medical mistake. That makes those errors the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease and cancer.