Medicare patients that experienced harmful events in 2012, by clinical category

This statistic displays the distribution of Medicare recipients that experienced adverse and temporary harm events while in rehab hospitals in FY 2012, by clinical category. According to the data, 45.6 percent of adverse and temporary harm events were in the clinical category regarding medication.

Percentage of Medicare beneficiaries that experienced an adverse or temporary harm in a rehab hospital in 2012, by clinical category

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Sources

Release date

July 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

fiscal year 2012

Number of respondents

base: rehab hospital stays and Medicare claims for 417 Medicare beneficiaries

Supplementary notes

Adverse and temporary harm events may include, but are not limited to, events related to medication change or misuse, events related to patient care or neglect, or events related to infection and improper infection control measures.

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