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Medical errors fell in last decade

from FierceHealthcare

Initiatives to reduce medical errors, the nation's third-leading cause of death, have made progress, according to research published in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Chartbook on Patient Safety. Researchers analyzed medical malpractice payment reports, one of the primary mechanisms for identifying errors, and found they dropped 28 percent between 2004 and 2014. Furthermore, they noted a year-over-year downward trend every year but 2013 when it ticked up slightly. more


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