Four-Part Series Explores Quality of Health Care in the United States; Startling Statistics Underscore Chaotic Conditions Within the American Health Care System -
As many as 98,000 Americans die in hospitals each year of preventable medical errors. One million more are injured. In fact, medical errors kill as many people per year as breast cancer, HIV-AIDS and car accidents. These and other equally startling statistics underscore the chaotic conditions within the American health care system.