Where We Live: Patient Safety
Patient safety is one of the nation's most pressing health care challenges
Patient safety is one of the nation's most pressing health care challenges.
Patient safety advocates say that thousands of people are put in harm’s way from preventable hospital-acquired infections and medical errors.
Connecticut alone reported more than 16-hundred “adverse hospital events” 2004 and 2011, including 157 cases in which patients died.
But reporting by the Connecticut Health Investigative Team shows that few of these cases are actually investigated by the state.
Today where we live - medical errors and hospital-acquired infections that endanger patients and increase the cost of health care.
Today, we’ll talk to patient care advocates, physicians, and lawyers about how we can make our hospitals safer and protect the rights of patients.
We want to hear from you. do you have questions or concerns about patient safety?