- Objects left inside patients after surgery; deaths from medication errors; deaths or serious injuries from falls; surgeries performed on the wrong parts of patients’ bodies – these horrors do occur. Be sure your hospital has a Never Events policy.
- Immediately undergoing an image scan for low back pain is usually not helpful and can be harmful.
Massachusetts scores second in the nation for the percentage of hospitals with an “A” patient safety rating.
- If you or a loved one is planning a hospital admission, find out the hospital’s patient safety rating.
Weigh the Risks Before Electing to Be Induced or Have a Caesarean
Find out about increased risks to mother and child from early birth inductions and caesareans and how to research your hospital options.