Consumer activist group's list of ten patient safety reforms could save 85,000 lives

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

August 12, 2009

In a new report titled "Back to Basics," the consumer activist group Public Citizen has devised a list of ten patient safety reforms that, if done correctly, could save the lives of 85,000 patients, as well as $35 billion annually, reports HealthLeaders Media. Most of the reforms listed reiterate basic actions that caregivers are already aware of, as well as process and system changes that individual hospitals can make. Many are also conditions for which Medicare will no longer reimburse hospitals.

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