Medical errors prevalent and costly, new survey of Massachusetts residents shows – The Boston Globe

Jun 10, 2019

A state survey has revealed that 20 percent of Massachusetts residents have recently experienced a medical error, totaling 61,982 errors in a one-year period. The Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety estimates that these errors cost $617 million in follow-up care. These numbers do not represent much of an improvement over the past 20 years and closely mirror national statistics.

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