Medical errors represent the third leading cause of death. Should this concern you about legal euthanasia?
Alex SchadenbergEuthanasia Prevention CoalitionRecent studies indicate that, in the United States, medical errors have become the third leading cause of death.A recent article by, lawyer Meghan Hull Jacquin points out that one out of every 18 patients in Canadian hospitals will experience a potentially avoidable harmful event.Unfortunately, surgical and medical errors happen, and they can cause patients injury, disability, or even death. One recent study found that one in 18 people admitted to Canadian hospitals each year – 138,000 patients – experienced a harmful event that was potentially preventable. Of those patients, 30,000 faced more than one preventable harmful event. Some statistics