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MEDICAL ERRORS :

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Study: Medical Errors are the Third Biggest Cause of Death in America

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Study: Medical Errors are the Third Biggest Cause of Death in America

Updated by Sarah Kliff

May 3, 2016, 6:30 p.m. ET

Vox

http://www.vox.com/2016/5/3/11579974/medical-errors-death-harm

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Medical errors kill more people than car crashes or new disease outbreaks. They kill more people annually than breast cancer, AIDS, plane crashes, or drug overdoses. A new study estimates that they are the third leading cause of death in the United States, causing a quarter-million fatalities in 2013 alone.

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Patient safety researchers Marty Makary and Michael Daniel published new data in the British Medical Journal Tuesday suggesting that preventable medical errors resulted in 251,454 deaths in 2013. If that estimate is correct, the only bigger causes of death are heart disease and cancer.

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The researchers worry, however, that their number is actually an underestimate that medical harm kills even more patients than we’re currently able to count.

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“Something like 2 to 3 percent of people who go into the hospital are going to have some pretty severe harm as a result,” Don Berwick, the Obama administration’s former Medicare administrator, previously told Vox. “Australian studies show that the rate might be as high as 12 percent. The harder you look, and the more you study the issue, the more errors you find.”

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It’s incredibly difficult to know how many deaths result from medical harm

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When there is a plane crash in the United States, federal law requires airlines to report that information to the National Transportation Safety Board. It investigates each incident and tries to figure out what went wrong and how it could be prevented in the future.

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But there’s no analogous body in health care.

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When a patient dies as a result of medical harm, there’s no regulator that has to get notified  the hospital doesn’t send off paperwork about the error that occurred. Sometimes the information gets jotted down in the patient’s medical record, but even that is not a certainty.

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This makes estimating the frequency of medical harm very difficult  and researchers generally believe that their figures underestimate the prevalence of harm. Their study uses data from four recent studies, all of which relied on medical records to estimate fatalities caused by medical errors. So the authors know that their estimate of fatalities misses any errors that weren’t captured in the medical record.

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“We believe [our estimate] understates the true incidence of death due to medical error because the studies cited rely on errors extractable in documented health records and include only inpatient deaths,” Makary and Daniel write.

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Still, they argue that there is value to putting out the best number they can find, as it can draw attention to the potential magnitude of a rarely discussed problem in health care.

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The complete article may be read at the URL above.

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