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

d the cause. "Ranging in age from newborn to 91, these Americans are a small sample of a huge and poorly accounted for population," said Hearst Newspapers Editor-at-Large Phil Bronstein, who oversaw the project. "To the families, each case is a unique and compelling argument as to why a system that allows such preventable mistakes is intolerable."

In addition to investigative reporting and case profiles, DeadByMistake.com features an interactive map that provides a state-by-state snapshot of reporting systems and two interactive databases created as part of this investigation. One database tracks hospitals' participation in three prominent national safety programs. The second brings together the millions of anonymous patient discharge records that Hearst reporters collected from California, Texas, New York and Washington. Hearst worked with expert statisticians at the Niagara Health Quality Coalition, a not-for-profit think tank, to analyze this data to produce never-before published patient safety ratings from medical details buried in hospital records. The results appear on five searchable databases with interactive maps.


"More people die each month of preventable medical injuries than died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001," Bronstein added. "The annual medical error death toll is higher than that for fatal car crashes."

Bronstein continued, "'Dead By Mistake' is the result of two things converging: a critical and neglected health-care issue that dramatically affects hundreds of thousands of Americans every year and the tireless work of a team of skilled and dedicated journalists."

The investigation utilized the reporting resources of seven Hearst newspapers -- the San Francisco Chronicle, Albany Times Union, San Antonio Express-News, Houston Chronicle, Greenwich Time, Stamf
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