Dead by Mistake

Number 24432
Subject Health Care
Source Hearst Newspapers (New York)
State NY
Year 2009
Publication Date 08/09/2009; 08/10/2009; 08/11/2009
Summary This series documents the massive number of deaths and injuries caused from preventable medical errors. These errors cause "more deaths than traffic accidents', more specifically they cause nearly "200,000 deaths per year" Behind the numbers are the people who trusted the medical system, including the 30 individual cases spotlighted in this series. Furthermore, once the problems were revealed the medical community and the government failed to take the effective steps necessary to solve the problems.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 80
Keywords Medical; medicine; health care; hospitals; errors; patients; risk; victims; death; mistakes; safety; system
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