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Five years later, medical errors still a leading killer

By Scott Allen
Globe Staff / November 9, 2004

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Patients were supposed to be so much safer by now. In November 1999, one of the most influential reports in medical history, "To Err is Human," called for a drastic reduction in medical mistakes after finding that accidental overdoses, infections and other care-giver errors had become a leading cause of death. With up to 98,000 US patients dying annually, the ... (Full article: 937 words)

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