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Pennsylvania Takes on Medical Errors, the Third-Leading Cause of U.S. Deaths

Written by Trent Smith, communications professional focusing on government

A May 2016 Johns Hopkins study indicates that 10 percent of all U.S. deaths are due to medical error, making it the third leading cause of death, behind only heart disease and cancer.

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority (PSA) is combatting this problem by learning more about the causes and trends associated with medical errors. Pennsylvania’s Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act of 2002 tasked PSA with eliminating medical errors by identifying problems and implementing solutions that promote patient safety.

It’s a tall order, particularly when you consider the read more >>>

Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com