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Medical errors in the U.S. are extremely high, leading patients to constantly receive mistreatment, misdiagnoses and even die while under care of doctors. In a 2016 Johns Hopkins study, human medical errors resulted in more than 210,000 deaths a year. Before the Covid pandemic struck, CNBC reported that medical errors were the third leading cause of death in America. CNBC also states that the number of deaths a year could be as high as 440,000.
Johns Hopkins also found in 2015 that hospitals may sicken many by withholding food and sleep.
Study Suggests Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. (John Hopkins Medicine, 5-3-16)
This was information released before the Covid 19 pandemic, but it is still pretty devastating.
Hospitals May Sicken Many by Withholding Food and Sleep (John Hopkins Medicine, 10-6-15)
Medical Errors and Cause of Death (STAT, 8-4-21)
The third-leading cause of death in US most doctors don’t want you to know about (CNBC, 2-22-18)
Americans’ Experiences with Medical Errors and Views on Patient Safety (Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 9-28-17)