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Hospital Deaths

U.S. data show 32% of deaths occur in hospital
U.S. data showed 32% of all deaths in 2007 occurred in a hospital and the top cause of patient death was septicemia. The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report said the average hospital cost for a patient who died was almost three times as much as for patients discharged alive. ABC News/Reuters (11/4)

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November 5, 2009 - Posted by | healthcare | , ,

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