State: District of Columbia
Subject Matter: Adverse Incidents Among Medicare Recipients
Adverse Incidents Among Medicare Recipients
Of the nearly 1 million Medicare beneficiaries discharged from hospitals in October 2008, about 1 in 7 experienced an adverse event (13.5 percent), defined as an event that met at least 1 of the following 3 criteria: the event was on the NQF list of Serious Reportable Events; the event was on Medicareâ€™s list of HACs; or the event resulted in 1 of the 4 most serious categories on the NCC MERP index (prolonged hospital stay, permanent harm, life-sustaining intervention, or death). This incidence rate projects to approximately 134,000 Medicare beneficiaries experiencing at least 1 adverse event in hospitals during the study period.
Firm/Company: US Government
Document Date: November 2010
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