On April 12th Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a program projected to save 63,000 lives and up to $35 billion in health care costs over the next three years by preventing hospital related injuries and illnesses.
"Americans go the hospital to get well, but millions of patients are injured because of preventable complications," Sebelius said. "Working closely with hospitals, doctors, nurses, patients, families and employers, we will support efforts to help keep patients safe, improve care, and reduce costs. Working together, we can help eliminate preventable harm to patients." READ MORE