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Adverse Events in Hospitals: National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Categories: Elderly,Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-06-09-00090.pdf

Reports that an estimated 13.5% of Medicare beneficiaries experienced adverse events during their hospital stays.  Also tries to assess the preventability of such adverse events, and the associated costs charged to the Medicare program.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services