Medical Error Now The Third Leading Cause of Death

May 4, 2016 | Uniphy Health

A new study published in BMJ concludes medical error is responsible for 251,000 deaths per year. The errors stem from misdiagnoses, incorrect medication (e.g., wrong dosage) and failures in communication. The study’s authors urge regulatory changes to require physicians to report when a death is caused by a medical error. Read the story at

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