Medical Mistakes – Still a Major Killer?

It has been one year since we reported with the article “Thousands are dying yearly from medical errors” which was based on a U.S. Institute of Medicine report regarding the number of deaths and injuries due to medical error that occur in the U.S. each year.

Remember the news?
MSNBC Headlines read… “A prestigious medical group said America’s entire health care system needs ‘dramatic changes’ to cut the enormous number of deaths and injuries from medical errors.”

ABC News headlines simply read… “Medical mistakes kill anywhere from 44,000 to 98,000 hospitalized Americans a year.”

The following two links are from 1999 and are still available:
MSNBC: Medical errors a major killer
MSNBC: Medical Errors Preventable

Are medical errors still a major killer?
Cox News Service: Medical Mistakes Still Kill Thousands @ 5:31 am | Article ID: 975504693