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Medical Errors: A Silent But Leading Cause of Death in America

Medical Errors: A Silent But Leading Cause of Death in America
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Medical errors rank third on the list of top causes of death in the United States, right behind heart disease and cancer. And the incidence is rising.
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    According to a new study in the British Medical Journal, medical errors rank third on the list of top causes of death in the United States, right behind heart disease and cancer. And the incidence numbers for errors may still be massively underreported. Dr. Brian McDonough reports.

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