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US hospital error claims exaggerated, study asserts

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The number of medical mistakes in US hospitals has been greatly overstated, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Some 5,000 to 15,000 patients die each year due to medical errors - far fewer than the 44,000 to 98,000 persons estimated in a widely-quoted study from the Institute of Medicine (IoM), the study concludes.

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