New report says more than 13% of Medicare patients experience adverse events during hospital stay

A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services says an estimated 13.5% of Medicare patients experience adverse events during their hospital stays. Read more here.


  1. When will CMS begin gathering the data on adverse events in LTC/PC/AL/and Home Care settings? The current LTC 5 Star System does not adress rehospitalization, medication errors, treatment errors, inappropriate PCP orders or other parameters of quality of care outcomes. Systemic problems such as absent/poor orientation, clinical leadership, administrative leadership, and ongoing staff education are areas rife for benchmarking research. Of course, the next step requires standardized application.


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