Hospitals making fewer errors, saving 50,000 people

December 2, 2014 5:53 PM

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Hospitals making fewer errors, saving 50,000 people

Hospitals made fewer errors between 2011 to 2013 compared to all of 2010 because of renewed efforts to make "historic improvements" in hospital quality and safety, government health officials said.

There were 1.3 million fewer hospital-acquired infections between 2011 and 2013 compared to all of 2010, according to the report from the Department of Health and Human Services. That's a 17 percent decrease in avoidable hospital errors from 2010.

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