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Medical Errors Affect 43 Million People and Counting

David W. Hodges
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Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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There is no denying that harmful medical errors occur every year at hospitals around this nation. Sadly, some people suffer injuries, disabilities, or even fatal injuries as a result of medical errors. In fact, a recent study indicated that over 43 million people worldwide are harmed each year by unsafe medical care, according to researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).

Researchers from HSPH studied thousands of articles and epidemiological studies to take a closer look at the negative health events that have occurred in hospitals over the last few decades. Their research revealed that there are seven common reasons why millions of people around the world are harmed from medical errors, including:

  1. Injuries due to medications
  2. Catheter-related urinary tract infections
  3. Catheter-related blood stream infections
  4. Hospital-acquired pneumonia
  5. Blood clots in veins
  6. Falls
  7. Bed sores

What the researchers found is that high-income countries oddly had more negative events than lower-income countries. For every 100 hospitalizations, high-income countries had 14.2 negative events compared to 12.7 in low- and middle-income countries. In fact, the most common negative health events to occur in high-income countries were adverse drug events. This includes patients being given the wrong medication or suffering bad reactions to medications.

When medical errors occur with patients’ medications, people can suffer injuries, lifelong disabilities, and even death. Sadly, the number of people affected by adverse medical events is actually higher than 43 million because this study did not look at other serious issues affecting patients.

The pharmacy error lawyers of Kennedy Hodges agree with the authors of this study that healthcare systems in our nation and around this world need to be improved for optimal safety. If you or someone you love was a victim of a medication error, contact us today for or a free consultation at 888-526-7616.

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