Wednesday, November 23, 2011

More Hospital Procedures = Better Patient Safety

A recent study in the journal Health Services Research found that hospitals with larger volumes of procedures have better patient safety.  

If you're scheduled for weight loss surgery or heart bypass surgery, you may want to check out how many procedures your hospital does on a yearly basis.

In the study, it was found that hospitals that have higher surgical procedures are less likely to cause unintentional injuries to patients compared to hospitals that perform them less frequently.
To find out how many procedures a hospital has done, consumers can consult with The Leapfrog Group, which is a national advocate of patient safety.

Source: Health Behavior News Service, part of the Center for Advancing Health


At Snyder & Wenner we strive to keep the community safe when hospital care is involved. We have become patient safety advocates by representing patients who have been harmed from hospital error. If you know someone who has been seriously harmed from a hospital error please feel free to contact us. The Snyder & Wenner website can be accessed by clicking the "Patient Safety Advocates" tab above.

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