Adverse Events in Healthcare are Not Rare
- On any given day, about 5% of inpatients are affected by a hospital-acquired infection.
- Among chronically ill adults, 22 percent report a "serious error" in their care.
- According to the HHS OIG [Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General], nearly 30% of Medicare inpatients are harmed in the course of their care, directly costing the federal government over $4.4 billion each year.
- Despite pockets of success—we still see massive variation in the quality and safety of care.
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