Hospitals Make Mistakes…Lots of Them!
In 2011, Scientific American said that 200,000 Americans die of what are called “preventable medical errors.” That means what you think it means. In 1999, the number was estimated to be between 44,000 and 98,000 a year. So in about 12 years, we’ve more than doubled our preventable medical error rate! Most of these mistakes occur in the hospital.