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195,000 Die in the US from Hospital Errors

The research company HealthGrades Inc. is cited in “this CNN article”: “If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual list of leading causes of death included medical errors, it would show up as number six, ahead of diabetes, pneumonia, Alzheimer’s disease and renal disease,” Collier said. This study is more up to date than the 1999 IOM study showing 95,000 die each year in the US.