Hospitals still struggle to cut medical errors

Physicians often labor under what is described as a "culture of perfection" that deflects efforts to reduce the number of medical errors in hospital settings, MedCityNews reports. Medical errors are now the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., costing as many as 400,000 lives every year. Fear of being sued is one of the biggest reasons many physicians don't disclose errors. Meanwhile, initiatives to avoid errors have had uneven results, with some states promoting best practices but others doing little to address the problem. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare



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