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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Medical error—the third leading cause of death in the US (and others)



Medical error

 Health priorities
We have estimated that medical error is the third biggest cause of death in the US and therefore requires greater attention. Medical error leading to patient death is under-recognized in many other countries, including the UK and Canada.20 21
 If medical error was a disease, it would rank as the third leading cause of death in the US


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