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Deaths From Hospital Mistakes More Than Two Times Higher Than Prior Estimate

hospital errors are killing more patients than previously thoughtA new study published in the current edition of the Journal of Patient Safety drastically increases the estimated number of people who die each year due to hospital error. The authors estimate that each year between 210,000 and 440,000 patients suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death. They estimate that the rate of serious errors not resulting in death is 10 or 20 ...

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