Friday, April 3, 2009

More American Acquiring Medical Infections and Experiencing Medical Errors

A new Consumer Reports poll finds that 18 percent of Americans say they or an immediate family member have acquired a dangerous infection following a medical procedure and more than one-third report that medical errors are common in everyday medical procedures. The new poll, which assessed people’s experiences with the health care system, also found that only half of adults participate in routine preventive medical testing.

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