American Citizens as Guinea Pigs, Part 9: Health Care Harm

Health care mistakes are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States.  A landmark 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine showed that 100,000 deaths occur in the US each year as a result of health care harm.  A 2007 CDC Control report said that an additional 99,000 people die annually from hospital-acquired infections. There have been more than 80 reported deaths in the United States linked to the use of … [Read more...]