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US has most reports of medical errors

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 10 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1100
  1. Barbara Kermode-Scott
  1. Calgary

    Developed countries around the world urgently need to tackle coordination of care, safety issues, medical errors, and communication in their healthcare systems, a new international survey has found.

    The survey, from the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation supporting independent research on health and social issues, evaluated the experiences of patients in Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom. …

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