Inpatient hospital deaths in U.S. have dropped in last decade

03/27/2013 | ABC News

Despite a spike in the total number of hospitalizations between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of patients who died in the hospital dropped by 8%, from 776,000 to 715,000, CDC researchers said. The most common cause of inpatient hospital death was respiratory failure, followed by septicemia.

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