Well, a patient getting the wrong medicine, a surgeon operating on the wrong body part. Medical mistakes are more common than you think and, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers, those mistakes are now the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Dr. Marty Makary is a physician at Johns Hopkins, co-author of that study, and author of Unaccountable, a book about physician-led efforts to increase transparency and improve health care quality overall. Dr. Makary, these are stunning numbers. The third leading cause of death in the U.S.?
Study: Medical Errors are Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.
Published July 7, 2016 | Best in Video