medication 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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Medical Errors Third-Leading Cause of Death

A recent study indicates that hospital patients die of avoidable medical errors far more frequently than was previously thought – as many as 400,000 deaths a year. The problem of medical errors in the United States has escalated in recent years, up dramatically from 98,000 deaths in 1999. The new study, published in the...

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