"News" piece on the incidence of medical errors, which became an issue two years
"News" piece on the incidence of medical errors, which became an issue two years ago when a report by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences was published. According to the report, an estimated 44,000 to 98,000 patients a year die from acts of medical negligence. In Maine that translates to between 200 and 400 deaths a year. The Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee has appointed a group to root out medical errors by doctors and other healthcare providers. But Sen. Anne Rand, D-Portland, who has sponsored medical errors legislation, said the healthcare professionals want to deal with the problem privately. Rand hopes to publish a yearly report on medical errors that will educate the public and advise them on what questions they should be asking their doctors.
Burnett, Lee, ""News" piece on the incidence of medical errors, which became an issue two years" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5532.