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Study: Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death in US

Medical errors now are the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to a new study. Writing in The BMJ, researchers from the Johns Hopkins University say more than 250,000 deaths are caused by medical errors every year. This means medical errors have passed respiratory disease as the third most likely cause of death. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention keeps the official statistics about leading causes of death in the U.S., but Hopkins researchers...

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