Protegiendo a la #SegPac sin leyes de mala praxis – Forbes

Protecting Patient Safety Without Malpractice Law

 How many people are harmed by preventable medical errors? That number is in hot dispute. About 25 years ago the Institute of Medicineestimated that 98,000 people died unnecessarily in hospitals. More recently a study in the British Medical Journal put that figure at 250,000 – making medical errors the third leading cause of death. Yet the critics charge that many hospital fatalities occur among patients who are old and sick and probably would have died anyway.

Whatever the real number, almost everyone thinks it is too high. Further, our system of dealing with it is woefully inadequate.

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