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Deaths from Medication errors

Medication errors: Deaths

Deaths from Medication errors: estimated 7,000 deaths (Institute of Medicine report).

Death Rate Extrapolation

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Medication errors: 7,000 per year, 583 per month, 134 per week, 19 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this automatic extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: estimated 7,000 deaths (Institute of Medicine report).

Death statistics for Medication errors

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Medication errors:

  • 108,000 deaths from adverse drug reactions (mostly are not medical errors) after administration of FDA-approved drugs in USA 1996 (American Medical Association)

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