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The Numbers Behind Medical Errors: An Infographic

STATISTICS ON MEDICAL ERRORS Tens of thousands of patients are misdiagnosed every year, according to the Institute of Medicine. General Stats Medical mistakes are the eight leading cause of death. higher than: Car accidents or breast cancer 8 195,000 Americans die a year due to preventable errors An estimated 22.8 million people with at least one family member who experienced a mistake in a doctor's office or hospital. this translates into: one in five Americans 45% of the adverse events could have been prevented with appropriate attention Radiology Stats 10% to 30% of breast cancers are missed on mammography. 1/3 of these reflected misreading of the mammogram. The radiology interpretation error rate is as high as 33% for abnormal studies. Accuracy Second Read Accuracy increased by 90% when second interpretations were compared to originals. Patient care is improved by subspecialty second reads. First Read Patient care Radiology Second Opinions: Metis MD ENationalPositions Profitable Internet Marketing Connected Radiology“

The Numbers Behind Medical Errors: An Infographic

shared by InfographicMarketing on Aug 14
Medical errors happen every day. This is disturbing news for a number of reasons, but the most alarming thing about these medical errors is the consequences that follow.


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