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Study Says US Hospitals Reducing Errors, Saving Lives

From 2010 to 2013, roughly 50,000 fewer patients died and $12 billion in health care costs were saved due to improvements in health care quality, CBS News reports. A report analyzed various conditions patients are prone to developing while in the hospital such as adverse drug events, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, pressure sores, and surgical site infections. The report found that 1.3 million fewer hospital errors were made over the three-year span, due primarily to a reduction in adverse drug events and cases of pressure ulcers.

Read the article published by CBS News.