Medical Malpractice In The United States

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Medical Malpractice According to NCBI, 44,000 to 98,000 patients die each year due to medical malpractice. The USA needs to decrease this number because it is the third leading cause of death. Three changes that can be made to reduce the amount of medical mistakes include bringing in a second party witness, shortening the lengths of shifts, and trying to prevent barriers between experienced and new doctors. Bringing in a second opinion is likely to catch misdiagnoses or errors in the medical field. Humans are prone to making mistakes, so a second party's opinion may help reduce the amount of mistakes that can dangerously affect a patient. For example, a patient diagnosed with asthma may actually have

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