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Almost a Third of Rehab Patients Harmed

| Jul 7, 2016 | Uncategorized |

Even though most patients enter a rehab facility in an attempt to heal and return to their past level of health, 29% of them will instead have injured by the treatment they receive. As outlined in the article below, it is common for patients to be the victim of a medical error, bedsore, infection, or any other potential injury when being treated at a rehab facility. These are problems that are easily avoidable. “We’re fooling ourselves if we say we have made improvement,” Classen, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Utah School of Medicine says. “If the first rule of health care is ‘Do no harm,’ then we’re failing.” Please read the article linked below for all the details.
https://www.propublica.org/article/new-report-problem-care-harms-almost-one-third-of-rehab-hospital-patients