Feds Stop Posting Some Hospital Errors

Despite Renewed Efforts to Track Patient Harm, Federal Government Drops Some Hospital Errors Although the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently vowed to better track patient harm, and reduce funding to hospitals with the worst track records for patient illness and return visits, a new report shows that the federal agency is also … [Read more...]

Hospital Errors and Patient Harm Stats Falling

Government Health Report Shows Hospital Errors Declining and Patient Harm Decreasing A new study conducted by government health officials and published on Tuesday, December 2nd, shows that the rate of hospital errors, including hospital-acquired infections, and patient harm rates are declining in the US. Between 2010 and 2013, according to the … [Read more...]

13 South Carolina Hospitals Fined for Hospital Error and Patient Harm

Federal Medicare Program Fines 13 South Carolina Hospitals for Patient Harm and Hospital Error As the federal government works to reduce hospital errors, the Medicare program announced that it intends to penalize 700 hospitals in the United States, including 13 in South Carolina, by reducing federal health insurance payments by 1% for a fiscal … [Read more...]

Man Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Botched Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Fails, Leading to Amputation and Medical Malpractice Lawsuit One year ago, a man went into the hospital for gastric sleeve surgery, but an error during the surgery led to him having both legs amputated above the knee. Now, he has filed a negligence and medical malpractice lawsuit. Carlos Saucedo, 32, seeks $10 million in … [Read more...]

Greenville Health Systems Faces Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Infections

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed Against Greenville Health Systems At least four people died after surgery at Greenville Health Systems hospitals in South Carolina, and allegations came to light over the summer. Now, a family has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital chain. According to officials, at least 15 patients were … [Read more...]

UK Researchers Uncover 1,000-Year-Old Remedy Could Fight Superbugs

University of Nottingham Researchers Find Medieval Remedy Could Fight Superbug Infections In February this year, UCLA and other hospitals across the US reported outbreaks of superbug CRE – carbapenem-resistent Enterobacteriaceae – related to abdominal procedures conducted with duodenoscopes. The hospitals insisted that they properly cleaned the … [Read more...]

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