In April 2011, the government published data compiled by Medicare detailing adverse events in hospitals such as falls, objects left behind in patients during surgeries, bloodstream or urinary infections associated with catheters, incompatible blood infusions, serious bed sores and more. The information was the first hospital-specific patient safety data ever released to the public and came from a review of hospital bills submitted for elderly and disabled patients between October 2008 and June 2010. Although the bills were only from Chicago-based hospitals, a nationwide report from the Institute of Medicine stated that hospital errors account for nearly 100,000 deaths each year. Many objections stemmed from the release of Medicare's report; however, government officials are committed to shining a light on the wrongdoings of hospitals because of their poor communication, inadequate follow up or other breakdowns in the processes of care. The fact remains that all of these adverse events are preventable and it is the hospitals responsibility to put the proper systems and procedures in place to avoid future errors.