One in four U.S. hospital patients suffers at least one healthcare-related injury. In 1999, 44,000 – 98,000 patients died getting healthcare. By 2013, the number of deaths had risen to 251,000-400,000 patients died. Hospitals are one of the most dangerous places you can go. Getting Healthcare is more dangerous than being a commercial fisherman – the deadliest job on the planet. Why are hospitals so dangerous, and what can we do to protect ourselves? We explore these topics and more in this episode.
Authors Note! I originally wrote this article about our problems due to th fault within ourselves, in 2011. I recently re-read it and found to