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Medical Errors in Emergency Department; a Letter to Editor

Payman Asadi, Ehsan Modirian, Nazanin Dadashpour




Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States of America and almost 100000 patients lose their life due to medical errors every year.


Medical errors; patient safety; emergency service, hospital; diagnostic errors; medication errors


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/emergency.v6i1.21486


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