Munier Slide 11

AHRQ Collaboration to Support the Partnership for Patients (P for P)
Text version of slide presentation from a National Advisory Council meeting.

Adverse Events in Healthcare are Not Rare

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  • 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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Internet Citation: Munier Slide 11. Content last reviewed November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2011-07-nac/munier/muniersl11.html