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Eye on Your Health (Medical Mistakes) #888077

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 17, 2008
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Inst. of Medicine statistics on the number of death from hospital istakes cited.

(Philadelphia: Wyatt Andrews) A new approach to the issue of medical mistakes in the hospital examined; details given about preventable hospital errors that will not be paid for by Medicare and what innovative hospitals are doing to eliminate mistakes. [Heart surgery patient William DOYLE†- says he could have died from infection.] [Medicare acting administrator Kerry WEEMS†- says this is about avoiding errors.] Pennsylvania's Medicaid program that will not pay for hospital errors listed. [On "60 Minutes," actor Dennis QUAID†- comments on the mistake.] [Pennsylvania Governor Ed RENDELL - cites the debt from medical errors.] [Geisinger Health Care System Dr. Ronald PAULUS†- talks about the decline in errors in their system.]

Reporter(s):
Mitchell, Russ;
Andrews, Wyatt
Duration:
00:03:40

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