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Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause Of U.S Deaths, Researchers Say - MARSHALL ALLEN, OLGA PIERCE

Medical errors rank behind heart disease and cancer as the third leading cause of death in the U.S., Johns Hopkins researchers say. — iStockphoto

A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine says medical errors should rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States — and highlights how shortcomings in tracking vital statistics may hinder research and keep the problem out of the public eye. 124 more words

Point Of Interest

Medical Errors Are the Third Leading Cause of Death: Study

Heart disease, then cancer are the leading causes of death for Americans. Chronic lower respiratory diseases like bronchitis and emphysema take third place, according to leading health groups. 305 more words

Medical errors in America kill more people than AIDS or drug overdoses. Here's why.

Medical errors kill more people than car crashes or new disease outbreaks. They kill more people annually than breast cancer, AIDS, plane crashes, or drug overdoses. 125 more words


Medical Mistakes Out of Control!

Here’s a sobering statistic for you…

Believe it or not, the total number of medical errors and deaths in the U.S. equals SIX jumbo jets crashing every day! 749 more words


Preventing Communication Failures

Assume nothing. Honestly.

That can be challenging when you’re a patient or a family member, and you just want to trust the system to get you the care you or your loved one needs. 744 more words