What About Medical Mistakes?KQED's Health Dialogues: Medical Mistakes
Are California hospitals reporting medical mistakes and infections accurately - or at all? State officials estimate that thousands of Californians die each year from medical mistakes and patient infections, and that these infections are largely avoidable. ... Health Dialogues [explores] efforts to reduce these risks, and take a look at what officials and consumers can do to safeguard against medical mistakes (Varney, Whaler and Shafer 3/17). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.