A report by Consumers Union found that little has been done to fix the problem of preventable medical errors that kill nearly 98,000 people in the United States each year. Findings in the report (“To Err is Human – To Delay is Deadly”) indicate that lawmakers largely have failed to enact patient safety reforms recommended by a 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine or IOM that found that medical errors cost the United States $17 billion to $29 billion a year.
U.S. group sees little progress on medical errors
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