Medical error is #3 cause of death – what does this mean?
Recently, a paper written by researchers at Johns Hopkins asserted that medical error was the third leading cause of the death in the United States. This received – as you might imagine – considerable coverage in the media. The researchers proposed that death certificates should include a qualifier or indicator that medical error was linked to the death, if in fact it was, so that better statistics could be obtained. Here’s a figure from that article:
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