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*We could not find reliable data for wrong site surgeries. Anecdotal evidence suggests 3 wrong-site surgeries are performed every day in the US, over 1,000 per year.

1. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_mrsa_Invasive_FS.html Accessed September 22, 2009.
2. Nicolau, David, et. al. Redefining Success for VAP: 360-Degree Approach. Available at: www.amcp.org/data/jmcp/June%202009%20Supplement.pdf. Accessed September 22, 2009.
3. Loyola University Health System (2009, March 1). What Makes Clostridium Difficile Superbug Deadly?. Science Daily. Retrieved September 22, 2009, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2009/03/090301181417.htm
4. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_mrsa_Invasive_FS.html Accessed September 22, 2009.
5. Nicolau, David, et. al. Redefining Success for VAP: 360-Degree Approach. Available at: www.amcp.org/data/jmcp/June%202009%20Supplement.pdf. Accessed September 22, 2009.
6. Loyola University Health System (2009, March 1). What Makes Clostridium Difficile Superbug Deadly?. Science Daily. Retrieved September 22, 2009, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2009/03/090301181417.htm
7. http://www.hospitalinfection.org/cost_of_infection.shtml
8. Armstrong DG et al. Adv Skin Wound Care. (2008), New opportunities to improve pressure ulcer prevention and treatment: implications of the CMS inpatient hospital care present on admission indicators/hospital-acquired conditions policy: a consensus paper from the International Expert Wound Care Advisory Panel. Available at: http://www.medline.com/OpportunitiestoImprovePressureUlcerPreventionandTreatment.pdf. Retrieved September 24, 2009
9. Ibid.
10. Ibid.
11. American Hospital Association. Hospital Statistics. Chicago, IL. 1999. See also; Thomas, Eric J.; Studdert, David M.; Burstin, Helen R., et. al. Incidence and Types of Adverse Events and Negligent Care in Utah and Colorado. Med Care forthcoming Spring 2000. See also; Thomas, Eric J.; Studdert, David M.; Newhouse, Joseph P.; et al. Costs of Medical Injuries in Utah and Colorado. Inquiry 36:255-264, 1999
12. Report Brief: Preventing Medication Errors; Available at: http://www.iom.edu/File.aspx?ID=35943. Accessed September 22, 2009
13. Ibid.
14. Meller, Allison; Evaluating and Reducing the Risk of Patient Falls. Available from: http://homepages.wmich.edu/~a2muelle/Practicum%20Paper.doc. Accessed September 23, 2009
15. Ibid.
16. Ibid.
17. The Fifth Annual HealthGrades Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study 2009
18. Ibid.
19. Ibid.
20. The Fifth Annual HealthGrades Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study 2008
21. Ibid.
22. Chunliu Zhan; Marlene R. Miller; Excess Length of Stay, Charges, and Mortality Attributable to Medical Injuries During Hospitalization; Available at: http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/290/14/1868. Accessed September 24, 2009
23. The Fifth Annual HealthGrades Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study 2008

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