By David Mittleman


Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause Of Death Only Behind Cancer and Heart Disease

This morning, on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition,” John Hopkins researcher Dr. Martin Markary shared some alarming results from a recent study– that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., but that this information goes largely untracked and unreported. “Based on an analysis of prior research, the Johns Hopkins study estimates that more than 250,000 Americans die each year from medical errors. On the CDC’s official list, that would rank just behind heart disease and cancer.”

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