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QUALITY TALK

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Medical Error: The High Cost to Lives and Health Care

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Dec 27, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 

Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer, but ahead of chronic respiratory disease, stroke and other more commonly known conditions.

In episode 16 of "Quality Talk," Jodie Jackson Jr. talks about this statistic – and the work being done to avoid and eliminate medical errors – with Alex Christgen, executive director for the Center for Patient Safety.

 

Topics: patient safety, Center for Patient Safety, primaris, medical errors, Quality Talk podcast

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