Medical errors 3rd leading cause of death, study finds

May 4, 2016 12:37 AM

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Error-caused deaths need to be tracked nationwide, which isn't done now

The eye-widening estimate puts the number of error-caused deaths at 250,000 annually as of 2013. That’s far higher than a 1999 estimate of from 44,000 to 98,000 deaths annually. That estimate was provided in a report by the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences.

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