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Spotlight on Medical Errors Evokes Stakeholders’ Involvement

Results from a recent study in the BMJ show medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for 251,000 deaths every year, just behind heart disease and cancer. The study authors concluded medical error-related deaths are … Continue reading

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Researchers: Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death in US

Nightmare stories of nurses giving potent drugs meant for one patient to another and surgeons removing the wrong body parts have dominated recent headlines about medical care. Lest you assume those cases are the exceptions, a new study by patient-safety researchers provides some context. Their … Continue reading

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