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Insurer’s Hospital Claims Study Corroborates High Death Risk from Medical Errors
Insurance Journal

Death claims are the most common hospital liability claims, according to an insurance company study released after researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine reported that medical errors are the third leading cause of deaths in the United States.

The CNA Hospital Professional Liability Claim Report 2015: Stepping Up to Quality Healthcare and Patient Safety identifies patient death as the most common injury in closed claims over a 10-year period, January, 2005 through December, 2014.