The Drudge Report had this link to a WashPost story:
Nightmare stories of nurses giving potent drugs meant for one patient to another and surgeons removing the wrong body parts have dominated recent headlines about medical care. Lest you assume those cases are the exceptions, a new study by patient safety researchers provides some context.
Their analysis, published in the BMJ on Tuesday, shows that "medical errors" in hospitals and other health care facilities are incredibly common and may now be the third leading cause of death in the United States -- claiming 251,000 lives every year, more than respiratory disease, accidents, stroke and Alzheimer's.Idiots wearing stethoscopes might be responsible for killing a quarter of a million people a year in the US.
And as the government assumes more and more control of health care it will only get worse. Hell, that's probably the reason it's as bad as it is. We need incompetent idiot control, not gun control.
But at least it's a diversified crowd of idiots that are killing us, we've got that going for us.