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Up to 24,000 Canadians die every year because of medical errors

A report shows that drug errors and infections are the leading cause of medical errors in Canada. Almost of Canadians claim to have had themselves or a family member go through a medical error. 9,000 to 24,000 preventable deaths occur in Canada each year. More than 1 million extra hospital days are used to recover from medical errors.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by CBC News

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About: Up to 24,000 Canadians die every year because of medical errors

Date: 10 June 2004

Source: CBC News

URL: http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2004/06/09/sci-tech/med_errors040609

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