Medication errors in acute cardiovascular and stroke patients

Source:
American Heart Association
Publisher:
American Heart Association
Publication date:
22 March 2010

Abstract

Medical errors are the eighth leading cause of death in the United States and are estimated to account for somewhere between 44 000 and 98 000 deaths in the United States each year. An exact number of deaths remains both uncertain and controversial, with arguments that the actual figure may be lower or higher.