1. A new article from JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Internal Medicine has revealed that at least 150,000 people per year may be needlessly killed, rendered disabled, or otherwise harmed due to misdiagnoses in doctors' offices.
2. Johns Hopkins researchers have been documenting epidemic levels of preventable medical errors and, last year, it found that surgeons leave behind foreign objects, operate on the wrong site or even the wrong patient at least 4,000 times a year.
3. In another Johns Hopkins study, it found that as many as 40,500 critically ill patients in the United States may die annually when clinicians fail to diagnose hidden life-threatening conditions such as heart attack and stroke.
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