Doctor Challenges Medical Errors ‘Hysteria’
A physician is challenging the validity of a recent report calling medical errors the third leading cause of death in the country. He suggests that such reports are encouraging an overreaction to medical errors.
- The original report included only 35 deaths.
- The definition of “medical error-related” is disputed.
- Some Deaths Are Not Caused By The Medical Error, The Doctor Notes.
A report calling medical errors the third leading cause of death has serious flaws that make that conclusion invalid, according to a physician. He says the report contributes to an irrational hysteria over medical errors.
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