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Medical Errors More Common Than Previously Thought

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a study noting that up to 98,000 people died each year from medical mistakes. The IOM also estimated that an additional one million people were injured as a result of these errors, putting the total cost of these mistakes anywhere between $17 billion and $29 billion annually. The purpose of the study was to bring attention to Read More →