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Diagnostic Errors Found in 1 of 4 ICU Patients
Health Leaders Media

As many as 40,500 American adults may die in hospital intensive care units each year because their critical care teams didn’t accurately diagnose their illnesses, according to a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine review of 30 international papers that examined autopsy results. That’s more people than die each year of breast cancer in the U.S. or from bloodstream infections acquired in the ICU, the researchers say.

And many more patients suffer harm from care provided for the wrong condition.