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BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 08 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:393

High rate of hospital errors found: Research in two surgical intensive care units and a surgical ward of a large hospital in the United States found that errors occurred in the care of more than 45% of patients. Of these, 17.7% of patients had serious consequences ranging from temporary physical disability to death (Lancet 1997:349:309-13).

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