MEDICAL MISTAKES: To Err Is Human, To Fix Correct Is Divine
A report from the Institute of Medicine is focusing renewed attention on medical mistakes. Avoidable medical errors are one of the nation's top ten killers, claiming more lives than car accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS. The report prompted quick reactions from many quarters, including the White House. California Healthline columnist Jeff Stryker addresses America's medical error epidemic in today's column.
Stryker's Corner is a regular feature in California Healthline. Columnist Jeff Stryker takes readers behind the headlines, with in-depth articles, guest editorials and interviews with California newsmakers. Click here for more on Stryker and this feature.
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