New York readers might be interested in a report about surgical errors. Between 1998 and 2007, the number of wrong-site surgeries increased from 15 to 592. Many North American surgeons had performed operations that put patients at more than minimal risk.
The Department of Heath and Human Services has stated that 180,000 patient deaths were attributed to poor care at the hospital in just one year. The number of people that die due to medical mistakes may be astonishing to many New York blog readers. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the Unites States.