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Finding and Preventing Patient Safety Incidents.

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July 2, 2014
HealthGrades.

Analyzing Medicare data from 2010 through 2012, this report discusses hospital efforts to prevent patient harm and estimates that nearly 267,000 preventable patient safety events such as pressure ulcers and catheter-related bloodstream infections occurred during this period. In 2014, 381 hospitals received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award.