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US hospital errors have fallen, says government report

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7461 (Published 03 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7461
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Hospital acquired conditions, such as adverse drug events, central line associated bloodstream infections, and ventilator associated pneumonias, declined by 17% from 2010 to 2013, resulting in 50 000 fewer patient deaths and $12bn (£7.7bn; €9.7bn) in healthcare savings, a report released by the US Department of Health …

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