malpractice http://wamc.org en Surgical Errors on Rise in Conn. Hospitals http://wamc.org/post/surgical-errors-rise-conn-hospitals <p></p><p></p><p>Connecticut’s Public Health Department says reports of wrong-site surgeries in state hospitals increased by 62 percent last year, while the number of patient deaths or disabilities resulting from surgery or falls also rose.</p><p>The report that covers 2011 also says reports of patients suffering from serious pressure ulcers — or bed sores — declined 39 percent.</p><p>The Adverse Event Report says reports of patients who had surgery performed on the wrong body part increased from eight in 2010 to 13 last year.</p> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 54703 at http://wamc.org Surgical Errors on Rise in Conn. Hospitals