California Watch obtained the data, which involves adverse events from July 2007 to July 2010, under the Public Records Act.
When you look at the list, it appears the most common issue is a high number of patients developing bedsores or “decubitis ulcers” during their stay.
The list specifies adverse events broken down by hospital.
We looked at UCSF Medical Centers at random and found the following:
- 149 adverse events
- 1 surgery on wrong body part
- 5 foreign objects left in body
- 3 deaths/serious disability due to medical errors