medical errors

What Are the Most Common Causes of Medical Malpractice in the U.S.?

Medical mistakes can occur in just about any area of healthcare. In the United States, medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death and injury, with 1.5 million injuries and nearly 100,000 deaths each year. Some areas of healthcare are more commonly associated with medical errors, and several causes that are seen...

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More Than 1 in 10 Patients are Harmed by Medical Mistakes

The Study In July 2019, the University of Manchester's Dr. Maria Panagioti published an alarming study. It revealed that more than 10 percent of patients are harmed during their medical care. Half of those injuries are preventable. Even worse, 12 percent of the preventable errors led to permanent disability or death. The findings came...

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Ohio bill threatens to give hospitals power to designate medical records

Whether you’re switching to a new doctor or concerned about the care you or a loved one received, complete and accurate medical records play a crucial role in the health care process. A new definition of these files, proposed by House Bill 172, threatens to give hospitals the power to decide what is, or...

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