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Tracking medical errors remains stubbornly inconsistent
Merced Sun-Star

The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Wednesday, Jan. 11: As complex as health care and health care policy are, some simple truths cut through the fog: It is better to help sick people than to hurt them. And it’s also cheaper. If that seems obvious-and it should-a related truth may not be: Despite the best intentions of the people and hospitals that care for the sick, it turns out to be harder to avoid hurting patients than you might think.