Find Out 10 Things That Hospitals Forget To Mention

In this Aol SmartMoney article it manages to give more scare to people who probably already terrified of hospitals. Why are they afraid? Well the very first paragraph is enough to make you pale.

1. “Oops, wrong kidney.”
In recent years errors in treatment have become a serious problem for hospitals, ranging from operating on the wrong body part to medication mix-ups. According to a report from the Institute of Medicine, at least 1.5 million patients are harmed every year from being given the wrong drugs — that’s an average of one person per U.S. hospital per day. One reason these mistakes persist: Only 10% of hospitals are fully computerized, with a central database to track allergies and diagnoses, says Robert Wachter, chief of the medical service at UC San Francisco Medical Center.

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