Why Malpractice Still Hurts and Kills So Many Patients

Invisibility, inertia and income. That's the answer from one health care expert.

A recent front-page article in the New York Times conveyed grim news about patient safety. The first large-scale study of hospital safety in a decade concluded that care has not gotten significantly safer since the Institute of Medicine’s 1999 estimate of up to 98,000 preventable deaths and 1 million preventable injuries annually.

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