Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr McDonald and colleagues1 and Dr Leape2
discussed the recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) report about medical errors.3 I am concerned, however, that deaths due to errors
may mean different things to different people.
Hughes CM. How Many Deaths Are Due to Medical Errors?. JAMA. 2000;284(17):2187. doi:10.1001/jama.284.17.2184