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US Doctor Calls for Transparency to Curb Medical Errors That Kill Millions

"If we treated medical error as a disease, it would be the third-largest killer in the United States," said Dr. Marty Makary, lead author of a study on fatal medical errors in the U.S. Heart disease and cancer tie for the top two causes of death. In their study, Makary and co-author Michael Daniel — both of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland — looked at four large studies, including one that analyzed medical death rate data from 2000 to 2008. Based on that, they...

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