The Most Common Preventable Medical Error

One in 20 patients (6%) is impacted by preventable medical errors, according to a recent study published in the peer-reviewed journal BMJ. What’s more, about 12% of preventable patient harm results in “prolonged, permanent disability” or even death. Lead study author Maria Panagioti and her co-authors conducted a meta-analysis of international data from 70 studies…...

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