Martin A Makary, professor, Michael Daniel, research fellow
Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
Medical error is not included on death certificates or in rankings of cause of death. Martin Makary and Michael Daniel assess its contribution to mortality and call for better reporting
— source http://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i2139
British Medical Journal
At least 250,000 Americans can die yearly (about 700 a day!) because of medical malpractice, medical error, hospital-induced infections and mis-prescription of medicines and their lethal side-effects.