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Tens of thousands of deaths in hospitals caused by medical errors

More than 23 750 patients died in a Canadian hospital in 2000 when receiving a preventable medical error in their treatment. In 1999 a report concluded that up to 98 000 people died from medial errors. Hospitals are under pressure to fix the problem.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Globe And Mail

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About: Tens of thousands of deaths in hospitals caused by medical errors

Date: 25 May 2004

Source: The Globe And Mail

Author: Anne McIlroy

URL: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040525/HERROR25/TPHealth/

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