Report raises concerns, offers hope

From Salem News

With a report out this week on the frequency of medical errors in Massachusetts, it’s hard to pick out the numbers that are the most disturbing. 

The Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety’s study calculated 61,982 “preventable harm events” to patients in one year in Massachusetts. Those errors lead to more than $617 million in excess health insurance claims — not to mention long-term impacts on physical and emotional health of many patients and their family members. 

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