A new Medicare study claims that too many people are dying needless deaths within hospitals and are carelessly turning out patients after short stays that end up back in the hospital within 30 days. John Rumsfeld of the Denver VA Medical Center and chief science officer for the American College of Cardiology’s National Data Registry, called this a “double failure” of our healthcare system. Death rates in hospitals below the national average tend to be in the nation’s smallest and poorest counties. Currently, organizations are trying to disseminate information to patients in order to educate them on health care and help them seek out higher standards of care. If you feel you have been a victim of medical malpractice or medical negligence, you should consider consulting a medical malpractice attorney.
Read more about Medicare’s hospital study here.