Medical Mistakes are 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S.
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"Medical harm is a major cause of suffering, disability, and death - as well as a huge financial cost to our nation," Sen.
The new research followed up on a landmark study, To Err is Human, conducted by the
There has been some progress, Dr.
Compared to the rest of the world,
Other reports have examined the impact of medical mistakes on segments of America's patient population. A
In addition to deaths and injuries, medical errors also cost billions of dollars. One 2011 study put the figure at
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