Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hospital Mistakes Being Kept Secret

According to an investigation by the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, it seems that some hospital mistakes are being kept under wraps in the state of Georgia.

The hospital errors being kept confidential include patient suicides, surgical errors, and sexual assaults.

The Journal-Constitution reported this after a recent patient from a Lawrenceville hospital committed suicide. Whether the hospital is at fault, the public may not know.

The state refuses to show unconfirmed charges of mistakes and wrongdoing, and does not let the public review reports that their hospitals submit following errors that happened, according to the Journal-Constitution.

With information regarding how many and what types of errors the hospitals have done, it makes it difficult for patients to see whether the hospital they are being treated at has a history of complaints or problems.

Snyder and Wenner, P.C.

Click here to read the full article: FierceHealthcare

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