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BMJ Study on medical error as third cause of US deaths criticized as ‘precarious’ by Dr. Kaveh Shojania and Mary Dixon-Woods

“Medical error—the third leading cause of death in the US” a recent study by Dr. Martin Makary (Professor at the Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore) and Michael Daniel (Research Fellow) received a critical response by BMJ Editors, Dr. Kaveh Shojania (CQuIPS Director) and Mary Dixon-Woods (Professor of Health Services Research, Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research). Their response said that the results came from a flawed, informal methodology and the analysis’s methodology was “precarious”. The article was featured in a leading newspaper, The Guardian. Click here to read the full article.

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