May 3, 2016

HURRY ROBOTS:

Medical Errors Are Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. (Steve Sternberg, May 3, 2016, US News)

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer, causing at least 250,000 deaths every year, according to an analysis out Tuesday indicating that patient safety efforts fall far short.

"People don't just die from heart attacks and bacteria, they die from system-wide failings and poorly coordinated care," says the study's lead author, Dr. Martin Makary, a professor of surgery and health policy at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. "It's medical care gone awry."

Posted by at May 3, 2016 7:28 PM

  

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