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Bed Sores And Items Left Behind After Surgery Top List Of Medical Problems In Indiana

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The Indiana State Department of Health reports that bed sores reported by Indiana's hospitals and clinics fell to 30 last year from 41 in 2011. 

According to the 2012 Medical Errors Report, stage three or stage four bed sores — known formally as pressure ulcers — have been the most common medical error in six of the seven years the report has been compiled. 

And in a survey of Indiana’s 289 hospitals, surgery centers and other medical facilities there were a total of 100 medical errors. 

Those errors include 9 incidents of foreign objects left in patients after surgeries, 15 surgeries performed on the wrong body parts and 14 falls resulting in deaths or serious disabilities.

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