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40 million cases of poor care in hospitals worldwide
40 million cases of poor care in hospitals worldwide (September 23, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Boston - According to a report published in the BMJ, there are over 40 million cases of poor hospital care every year worldwide. Researchers reviewed 4000 articles published from 1976 and after, all of which examined poor medical care around the world. There were seven key makers of poor medical care--UTIs from catheters, bloodstream infections from catheters, pneumonia acquired in hospital, blood clots, falls and bed sores. The most common form of poor care involved medicines in high-income countries, which were found to occur in 5% of all hospital visits, while blood clots were most common in low and middle income countries. Researchers found that for every 100 hospital admissions, there were 14.2 cases of poor care in high income countries, and 12.7 in low and middle income countries. These cases resulted in over 40 million adverse events per year
 
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