Study: Medical Errors are Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

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.?

4 Responses to "Study: Medical Errors are Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S."

  1. angela coral eisenhauer   July 7, 2016 at 4:24 am

    AND 280,000 DIE A YEAR FROM ACCIDENTAL OVERDOSES, UP 4 TIMES! WHaT THEY WERE IN 2000. Well thankyou Sackler family for that deathly drug, most addictive drug in the world, more addictive than HEROIN, that you now flog even to children. Pharma greed, shows no mercy. As for the fraud on kids from Paxil? just read the horror, kids murdering and suiciding BECAUSE of paxil, and they didn’t care, 12 tried to suicide in the trial, one was going to go home and murder his parents, only 98 kids in that trial. AND THEY HID THOSE RESULTS, FOR PROFIT, AND GETTING KIDS ADDICTED.

  2. Dr. Brandon   July 7, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    If deaths due to approved pharmaceutical drugs were added to the medical errors, this would probably be the number 1 cause of death. These are not actually errors, as the pharmaceuticals, CDC, FDA and corrupt Congress are allowing these drugs to kill, all for greed.

    • drbhelthi   July 13, 2016 at 9:34 am

      If deaths due to “vaccinations” and “chemotherapy” were accurately included with medical error and prescriptive drugs, the combination would for sure be the number 1 cause of death.
      However, when looking closely at death rates due to medical error, we must conclude that standard chemotherapy constitues a painfully horrible, Oncology-induced death for over 90% of patient victims. Thus, “chemotherapy” itself is a medical error, and physicians who convince patients to submit to the poisonous nitrogen extracts willfully engage in medical malpractice.

      • Jo   September 5, 2016 at 8:15 pm


        A doctor who has a monthly newsletter recently wrote that the study only counted medical errors among inpatient hospital patients. It didn’t count ‘treatment’ in doctor’s offices or medical centers.

        He recommends using “Patient Aids” found at


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