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You may have seen a tweet today saying that there are 500 deaths every two days in the us due to medical errors. If that sounds impossibly high to you...it is.

It's the kind of potentially damaging statistic a serious science communicator would never share without context.
For clarity, this isn't something I knew. It sounded fishy to me, so I looked it up and found out that it's, y'know, complicated.

Here's a good piece explaining the surface-level of why nytimes.com/2016/08/16/ups…
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