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Old 04-08-2020, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Polapea View Post
This article is very interesting, 250k deaths a year the Hopkins team attributed to medical mistakes. Never knew it was anywhere near that.
Calling them malpractice or medical mistakes is less accurate than what the study states:

The researchers caution that most of medical errors aren’t due to inherently bad doctors, and that reporting these errors shouldn’t be addressed by punishment or legal action. Rather, they say, most errors represent systemic problems, including poorly coordinated care, fragmented insurance networks, the absence or underuse of safety nets, and other protocols, in addition to unwarranted variation in physician practice patterns that lack accountability.