According to recent patient-safety research by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, medical errors are currently the third leading cause of death in the United States. These errors cause 251,000 deaths each year, more than accidents, Alzheimer's disease, respiratory disease, and stroke.
According to recent research by Johns Hopkins Medicine, medical errors are currently the third leading cause of death in the United States. It has been found that more than 250,000 deaths are caused by medical errors each year in the nation. 10% of all deaths in the US are a result of medical errors - cancer and heart disease are the top 2 causes of death.