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
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