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Medical Error Cited as Third-Leading Cause of Death in Recent Study

Like anyone, doctors can be prone to carelessness, laziness, or ignorance when on the job. Yet unlike most other professions, these traits can result in lethal harm to others should any errors go uncorrected. While stories of doctor errors leading to permanent or fatal harm to patients are by no means uncommon, it appears that medical errors remain substantially underreported. According to a recent study, physician errors are one of the most common causes of death in the United States.

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