Are Medical Mistakes Leading Cause of Deaths in the U.S.

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    Very well could be,

    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/...1HL&cid=20220617&mid=DM1192420&rid=1522718996

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE
    • According to a 2011 Health Grades report, the incidence rate of medical harm occurring in the U.S. is estimated to be over 40,000 harmful and/or lethal errors daily

    • In 2014 10.5% of American doctors admitted they’d made a major medical mistake in the last three months

    • In 2016, Dr. Marty Makary published a report showing an estimated 250,000 Americans die from medical mistakes each year — about 1 in 10 patients — making it the third leading cause of death, right after cancer and heart disease

    • The World Health Organization’s Surgical Safety Checklist, developed by Makary, has been proven to reduce adverse event rates and save lives

    • In 2019, RaDonda Vaught, a registered nurse, was indicted for reckless homicide for administering the wrong drug to an elderly patient who died. She was found guilty and in May 2022, was sentenced to three years probation. It’s the first time a medical professional has been charged over a medical mistake that did not involve fraud or intentional malice. Many now worry this may prevent openness and transparency about unintentional medical mistakes
     

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