“Medical errors kill more people than car crashes or new disease outbreaks. They kill more people annually than breast cancer, AIDS, plane crashes, or drug overdoses. Depending which estimate you use, medical errors are either the 3rd or 9th leading cause of death in the United States. Those left dead as a result of their medical care could fill an average-sized Major League Baseball stadium — sometimes twice over.” This is the opening paragraph to a powerful article written by Sarah Kliff for Vox Media entitled, “Medical errors in America kill more people than AIDS or drug overdoses. Here’s why.” If you haven’t read this article, I urge you to do so. These facts are not only terrifying, but necessary for everyone to be aware of before entering a hospital.
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