Wake-Up Call

MEDICAL ERRORS PREVENTION--CME'S ROLE In a recently released report that garnered an enormous amount of media attention, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) stated that between 44,000 and 98,000 people die each year in hospitals as a result of medical mistakes. That means that medical errors are the eighth leading cause of death in the U.S., responsible for more fatalities than AIDS, car accidents, or breast cancer.

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