Deadly Secrets / Medical Errors
You may be familiar with case of actor Dennis Quaid, whose infant twins almost died when they were injected with a massive dose of blood thinner. The adult and baby doses were similarly packaged, leading to the mix-up. Quaid went public, and the hospital installed a computerized medication system to prevent future errors.
But most medical errors are kept secret. Ten years ago, the Institute of Medicine called for immediate action to end errors like this but very little progress has been made since then. Every year our leaders ignore these errors, another 100,000 Americans needlessly die and $17 billion is spent treating them.
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