Hospitals may be even more dangerous than previously suspected. One out of every three people admitted suffers a medication mix-up, a fall, a bed sore, or another problem related to the way care is delivered, according to research published in April in the health policy journal Health Affairs. In this chat, we ask two leading advocates what people can do to avoid problems and stay safe in the hospital.
Read the archived transcript of the chat here. Chicago Tribune reporter Judy Graham, and panelists Dr. Julia Hallisy and Lisa McGiffert chat about hospital safety issues.