Deaths from preventable medical errors higher than previously reported

10/1/2013 | Legal Examiner, The

A study in the Journal of Patient Safety concluded that at least 210,000 people die from preventable hospital errors each year, a steep increase over prior estimates of 98,000. Precise numbers are not available, so researchers must extrapolate from available data. According to public health experts, getting accurate information is critical to raising awareness in the medical community so that the problem can be addressed.

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