[Blog Post] – From MassLive: Medical errors in Massachusetts hospitals jumped 60 percent last year


“SPRINGFIELD -- The number of reported medical errors in Massachusetts hospitals increased by 60 percent last year, in part due to unsanitary conditions in a Western Massachusetts dialysis unit. In 2015, the number of serious preventable medical errors reported to state medical officials was 1,313, a jump from 821 in 2014.”…” Of the 1,313 reported errors, the Boston Globe reports several hundred cases contaminated equipment or drugs, 51 resulted in patients killed or seriously injured and in 26 instances, a procedure or surgery was done on the wrong patient.” Read the full story here.

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