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Medical Errors Are Not the 3rd Leading Cause of Death Print E-mail
Written by Cory Fawcett, MD | KevinMD   
Monday, 13 February 2017 00:00

I read it again this week, and I wonder why the editors of our medical journals continue to perpetuating this falsehood. An article in a prominent journal stated again that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. We all know this is not the case, and yet editors continue to let this be stated in their journals as if it were fact.
 
Ever since the offending article was published last year making this ridiculous claim, other authors have perpetuated it as if it were true. Yet it is painfully obvious to every practicing physician that it is not true. The top ten causes of death, according to the national center for health statistics, are the following...

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 14:40
 


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