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Medical Errors Stubbornly Common, Studies Find
Health Leaders Media

It’s been 11 years since the Institute of Medicine reported in December 1999 that medical errors caused more than 98,000 deaths and injured more than 1 million people each year. Unfortunately, the results from two recent studies indicate that—despite a lot of focus and effort—the nation’s hospitals have not significantly reduced medical errors, which still lead to tens of thousands of deaths each year.