Doctors at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Medical Center have published a study showing that there are at least 251,454 deaths due to medical errors in the U.S. each year. Medical errors, as a cause of death, trail only cancer and heart disease as the highest cause of death. This number is significantly higher than that of over one hundred thousand hospital deaths from medical errors published by the Harvard School of Public Health.
This number of deaths caused by medical errors is the equivalent of over two jumbo jets crashing in the United States every day. It is shocking that there are not more efforts to address medical errors and hold health care providers accountable for their mistakes.
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