Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States

Why do we blindly accept medical errors that kill people? Even reading the last statement, I feel people will say to themselves, “well yes, that happens. It is to be expected.” We literally trust doctors with our lives, so why do we not hold them accountable for their mistakes? A new study by patient safety researcher’s shows medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer. (Deirdra O’Regan/The Washington Post).

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