20% of Medicare patients harmed due to improper care; nursing homes among areas needing more attention, researcher saysMay 29, 2014
Nearly one in five Medicare patients fall prey to medically related injuries unrelated to their underlying disease or condition, according to new research.
Nursing facilities are the most dangerous workplace in Maine and the fifth most dangerous workplace in the U.S., according to a new study from an insurance company.
High tech will mean high-risk for some healthcare workers, according to projections from a Cornell University ergonomics professor. The push to make healthcare high tech, which is being pumped with $20 billion from the federal stimulus package, will create some of its own healthcare claims, he says.
Nursing home workers are accidentally injured on the job at a higher rate than workers in other sectors, including construction, manufacturing and mining, according to new Labor Department statistics.