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Study: Hospital errors cause 195,000 deaths

Report doubles earlier Institute of Medicine estimate
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 Posted: 10:08 AM EDT (1408 GMT)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- As many as 195,000 people a year could be dying in U.S. hospitals because of easily prevented errors, a company said Tuesday in an estimate that doubles previous figures.

Article: http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/07/28/health.mistakes.reut/index.html