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Fewer hospital mistakes save thousands

The chances you will get sicker or even die just because you went to the hospital have gone down dramatically. This has been a huge problem. For many years hospital mistakes and hospital acquired infections have been one of the biggest killers of Americans. Yet a new report shows that patient safety efforts at U.S. hospitals seem to be paying off. An estimated 50,000 more patients are alive today that wouldn’t be if hospitals kept making the same number of mistakes they did in 2010, according to this new report from the Health and Human Services Department (HHS).