Patient Harm Associated with Hospital Care


A 2013 study from the Journal of Patient Safety attempted to revise previous estimates of how many Americans die each year from medical errors (98,000 was the figure).

Based on their review of studies published from 2008 to 2011, they established a number of 210,000 deaths per year, as a lower limit, were associated with preventable harm in hospitals.

We are taking this to be a conservative estimate.

You can view the study here: A New, Evidence-based Estimate of Patient Harms Associated with Hospital Care