Hospital Complications Cost $9.3 Billion A Year and Lives

Hospital Complications Cost $9.3 Billion A Year and Lives Medical complications cost U.S. patients extra days in the hospital, add billions of dollars to their medical bills and are blamed for more than 30,000 deaths each year, researchers said on Tuesday. Patient infections and the reopening of wounds are the costliest complications both in terms…

Hospital Infections Kills 103,000 Americans

103,000 DIED IN 2000, NEWSPAPER INQUIRY FINDS CHICAGO (AP) – About 103,000 deaths were linked to hospital infections in 2000 — a figure 14 percent higher than government estimates — and nearly 75 percent of the deaths were preventable, the Chicago Tribune reported. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year calculated 90,000…