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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Evidence Shows that Medical Errors Are the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S. How common are medical mistakes?


We have all heard the horror stories of medical mistakes: the wrong breast is removed; the wrong kidney is implanted; the surgeon leaves a contaminant in the gastrointestinal tract. Terrifying though these stories may be, most of us assume that safety and sterility standards will be observed when we are hospitalized or operated on. We also assume that the medications our doctors prescribe will help, rather than harm, us.

Unfortunately, a recent study published in the BMJ  (formerly the British Medical Journal) reported that medical errors in hospitals and other healthcare facilities are now the third leading cause of death in this country, after cardiovascular disease and cancer. Such mistakes are responsible for the loss of 251,000 lives a year.


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Medicare vs. Medicaid: Two Different Government Programs With Confusingly Similar Names

Medicare provides senior citizens with health insurance regardless of their finances while Medicaid provides health care to the poor.


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