Virtually no one looks forward to a trip to the hospital, whether for a routine procedure or in response to a medical emergency. Some people hate the bright lighting and the general discomfort of the hospital setting. Others are put off by the sounds of machines beeping and the scent of sterilization efforts. For many people, however, the primary reason for wanting to avoid a trip to the hospital lies not in the environment itself, but in the risk of being subjected to medical errors while seeking treatment.
By one estimate, as many as 98,000 people each year will …read more