NCPA Media: Health Care
Apr 16, 2011
Townhall.com - Hospitals are dangerous places to be. At least if you are a patient. My colleagues Biff Jones and Pam Villarreal and I estimate that as many as 187,000 patients die every year for some reason other than the medical condition which caused them to seek care. We also estimate there are 6.1 million injuries caused by the health care system, including hospital acquired infections that afflict one in every 20 hospital patients.
Apr 14, 2011
OneNewsNow.com - A new study from a non-partisan public policy research organization puts a price tag on the social cost of medical errors and other adverse events caused by the healthcare system -- and one researcher has a suggestion that would alleviate the expense.
Apr 08, 2011
Dallas Morning News Online - The social cost of adverse medical events could near $1 trillion yearly, according to newly published research.
Apr 08, 2011
Politico: Republicans talk a lot about how Medicaid block grants could help governors bring down their costs, but they don’t talk as much about what, exactly, the states would do with them.
Apr 07, 2011
NCPA Report in Health Affairs April Issue
NCPA- The cost of death and injury from medical errors and other adverse events caused by the health care system itself is enormous, according to a new study by the National Center For Policy Analysis. The study is featured in the April issue of Health Affairs, which was released earlier today.