Hospital Malpractice: Urgent Need to Reduce Risk of Medical Errors in Stroke Patients
February 21, 2007
An article in HealthDayNews discusses a recent study published in Neurology, which found that hospital procedures urgently need to be modified to reduce the risk of medical errors and adverse events in stroke patients.
Researcher in the study found that an alarming 12 percent of stroke patients had suffered adverse events during treatment.
They analyzed data on 1,440 stroke patients admitted to Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center between July 2001 and December 2004.
The study found that an astounding 86 of 183 adverse events were determined to have been preventable.
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