440000People are killed every year by preventable medical errors. But too often our elected officials are focused on tort reform legislation that limits legal accountability and patients' rights instead of efforts to improve patient care. A just-released study by @TheNewEnglandJournalofMedicine debunks one of the favorite myths of tort reformers: defensive medicine. Make sure politicians don't fall for the myths. Share this post and spread the word - If no one is accountable, no one is safe.
Research has confirmed that 440,000 people die every year due to preventable medical errors, which is also the third leading cause of death in the United States. Because of the growing evidence that patients with chronic illnesses suffer from disjointed, fragmented care, the Obama Administration is coordinating with Medicare patients and doctors to decrease the number of medical errors for Medicare patients through coordinated care.