Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals shows support for Patient Safety Awareness Week

In a recent blog post, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals shows support for Patient Safety Awareness Week by taking a pledge to help create a culture of patient safety.

Editor's Note: This blog originally appeared on Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical's website.

Today, patient safety in hospitals is a public health issue. Consider that:

• One in 10 patients develops a healthcare-acquired condition during hospitalization.
• Medical error causes the death of 44,000 to 98,000 hospital patients a year.

Work is being done at the federal, state and local levels to support safer care, but it takes all of us within the care continuum to stand united. There is still so much more that can be done. To continue reading, click here.

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