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Most patient safety incidents worsened from 2003-2005

More than half of the patient safety incident rates worsened from 2003 to 2005. On average, the rates worsened by over 11.5%, according to a recent Healthgrades study. The incidents with the greatest increases in rates were post-operative sepsis and post-operative respiratory failure. Failure to monitor a patient post-operation could result in medical malpractice and the recent increases in patient safety incident rates associated with post-operative care are frightening.

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