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Hearst National Investigation Finds Americans Are Continuing to Die in Staggering Numbers From Preventable Medical Injuries
Date:8/8/2009

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 200,000 Americans will die needlessly from preventable medical mistakes and hospital infections this year, according to "Dead By Mistake," a wide-ranging Hearst national investigation, which began reporting the findings today [www.deadbymistake.com]. Despite an authoritative federal report 10 years ago that laid out the scope of the problem and urged the federal and state governments and the medical community to take clear and tangible steps to reduce the number of fatal medical errors, a staggering 98,000 Americans die from preventable medical errors each year and just as many from hospital-acquired infections.

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"Dead By Mistake" is the result of an investigation conducted by Hearst newspaper and television journalists.

Ten years ago, the highly-publicized federal report, "To Err Is Human," highlighted the alarming death toll from preventable medical injuries and called on the medical community to cut it in half-- in five years. Its authors and patient safety advocates believed that its release would spur a revolution in patient safety. But Hearst's "Dead By Mistake" reveals that the federal government and most states have made little or no progress in improving patient safety through accountability mechanisms or other measures. According to the Hearst investigation, special interests worked to ensure that the key recommendations in the report -- most notably a mandatory national reporting system for medical errors -- were never implemented.

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