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Medical Errors Dangerously Common

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So-called “never events,” the most serious types of medical errors, occurred at least once every six days in Utah hospitals during 2007, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Among the 57 serious medical errors, also referred to as sentinel events, reported by Utah hospitals, 27 resulted in fatalities. The Institute of Medicine estimates that 98,000 deaths a year are caused by medical errors. Heather May, The Salt Lake Tribune 08/19/2008
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