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Startling News: Medical Error Misdiagnosis Kill Up To 80,000 People A Year

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in medication, research | Comments Off on Startling News: Medical Error Misdiagnosis Kill Up To 80,000 People A Year

What a Sensational Eye Catching Headline, don’t you think?  According to a study recently published in the March 11, 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, misdiagnosis accounts for 40,000 to 80,000 deaths PER YEAR.  misdiagnosis accounts for 40,000 to 80,000 deaths PER YEAR. And tort claims for diagnostic errors – defined as diagnoses that are missed, wrong, or delayed, are nearly twice as common as common claims for medication errors. Any way you want to look at it, that’s a lot of deaths.  And when you add these deaths to the 1.5 million injuries and deaths per year caused by medication errors, you’ve got a huge problem. World Health Organization (WHO) ranks our health care system 37th Click To Tweet I bring this to your attention because a lot of people think our health care...

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