Medical errors cost $19.5 Billion
The Kansas City Business Journal (9/13, Van Dyke) reports, “Even as medicine has advanced, the number of medical errors – conditions and injuries obtained in the hospital – has hovered around 1 million a year. These errors cost the system, especially hospitals, billions of dollars a year.” A study “published this year by the Society of Actuaries” estimated “that hospitals had more than 1.5 million medical errors in 2008, with the hefty price tag of $19.5 billion.”
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