4 Alarming Numbers from the 2013 Indiana Medical Error Reporting System
In 2013 there were 45 reported cases of stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcers (bed sores) acquired after admission into an Indiana health facility. This was a 50% increase from the previous year, and was the highest number of bed sores reported in a year since the report began in 2006.
In 2013 there were 27 instances of a foreign object being left in a patient’s body following a surgery in the State. In 2012 there were 17 reported cases which means 2013 experienced a nearly 53% increase.
In 2013 in Indiana there were 18 cases in which surgery was performed on the wrong body part.
In 2013 there were 12 reports of either death or serious disability associated with a fall. All of these were reported by Indiana hospitals.
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