CMS-Medical Errors-Report Indianapolis Star

News Article from the Indianapolis Star

In late 2008, Medicare plans to stop paying for costs incurred from some of the most common and preventable medical errors suffered by patients.  The cost of treating pressure ulcers can run anywhere from $500 to $40,000 a patient, according to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.  In 2006, 322,946 Medicare patients has a pressure ulcers as a secondary diagnosis. Read this article to find out more information.

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