Despite medical advances and improved outcomes, up to 75% of children are not getting appropriate healthcare, according to a report released last week by the Commonwealth Fund. Although progress has been made in treating acute illnesses and hospital-acquired infections in children, the report indicated that children who experienced medical mistakes were 2 to 18 times more likely to die in the hospital than those who didn't. Their hospital stays were also two to six times longer and two to 12 times more costly.
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