Call for Reduction in Medical Injuries to Patients

Earlier this week Donald Berwick made his first public speech since becoming the administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  One of the highlights of his speech, was an emphasis on improving the quality of medical care in the United States.  Berwick is quoted as saying that it is his goal to see “a major and immediate reduction in medical injuries to patients in hospitals.”

To accomplish this important goal, Berwick is calling for better care for individual patients, better integrated care and better acute care.

While Berwick and others work to establish systems that will reduce medical injuries to patients, it is important to remain vigilant to the potential for medical malpractice. If you’ve been hurt by Pennsylvania medical malpractice then you may be entitled to damages.  Contact a Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorney today for more information.