Probably old news... medical mistakes cause 44,000 to 98,000 deaths each year in the us - Mothering Forums

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http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2000/500_err.html
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Based on a recent report on medical mistakes from the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine, Carvey might fairly be characterized as one of the lucky survivors. In its report, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, the IOM estimates that 44,000 to 98,000 Americans die each year not from the medical conditions they checked in with, but from preventable medical errors.
dated from 2000 so def. old but I found it very interesting.
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