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Hospital Error Rate

"Just this month, The Journal Health Affairs released a study that found one out of every three patients admitted to a hospital suffered some kind of injury due to a medical error."

"The Obama administration is calling on hospitals and medical centers to meet two major goals by the end of 2013: to reduce medical mistakes by 40 percent and reduce preventable hospital readmission rates by 20 percent."

"Obama administration officials say the overall goal is to prevent nearly 2 million patient injuries and save more than 60,000 lives over the next three years. They also save the program could reduce health costs up to $35 billion, including $10 billion the Medicare program over that same time frame."

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