Patient Safety Should Be a Given, But It’s Not. Here’s Why.

Botched surgeries, infections, adverse medication reactions, and misdiagnoses sound like things you would only see on a primetime drama. But in reality, they happen far more often in our nation’s hospitals than most people think.   A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that one in four patients admitted to a hospital will experience harm. Most concerning: A significant number of these adverse incidents are preventable. In fact, of the patients whose health was negatively impacted, almost a quarter of all adverse events were preventable.  The sobering