Medical errors kill more than a quarter million people every year in the
United States and injure millions. Add them all up and “you have probably
the third leading cause of death” in the country, says Dr. Peter Pronovost,
an anesthesiologist and critical care physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Yet all we hear about in the media is how medical negligence law suits need
to be curbed. How about looking at the real problem- medical errors and how
to curtail them.