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How Many Die From Medical Mistakes In U.S. Hospitals?

How Many Die From Medical Mistakes In U.S. Hospitals?

NPR - Marshall Allen, ProPublica

It seems that every time researchers estimate how often a medical mistake contributes to a hospital patient's death, the numbers come out worse. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the famous "To Err Is Human" report, which dropped a bombshell on the medical community by reporting that up …

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