Another installment of the #PWChat series took place on Wednesday, August 15. It was co-hosted by Matthew Loxton, MKM, CKM, and the discussion focused on medical errors and was largely influenced by his blog post on this subject.

Topics included: what makes the declaration of medical errors as the third leading cause of death in the US a controversial statement to make, the wide-ranging estimates in mortality due to medical errors found in several studies, why medical errors will never be 100% eliminated, and much more!

Below are the highlights from the chat. You can read the full transcript here, by scrolling down to the corresponding responses.

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