Adverse Events Decline 2005-2011: Study

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Researchers analyzed data from the Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System on adverse events in more than 61,000 patients admitted to a hospital for a heart attack, congestive heart failure, pneumonia, or conditions requiring surgery and published their findings in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Their analysis showed the adverse event rate for heart attack and congestive heart failure patients noticeably decreased in the six year study period, but it stayed the same for patients hospitalized with pneumonia or for conditions requiring surgery.

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