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Jan 29, 2015, 8:54am EST
  • May 3, 2016

    Study: medical errors are the third biggest cause of death in America

    Medical errors kill eight times as many people as car accidents and five times as many people as suicide.

  • March 15, 2016

    Fatal mistakes

    A nurse gave an infant a fatal overdose of medication. Seven months later she killed herself. Could either death have been prevented?

  • July 13, 2015

    There’s an infection hospitals can nearly always prevent. Why don’t they?

    There’s an infection hospitals can nearly always prevent. Why don’t they?

  • July 9, 2015

    Behind the scenes: See how we reported “Do No Harm”

    This is our photo album from our investigation into medical harm.

  • July 9, 2015

    Do no harm: There’s an infection hospitals can nearly always prevent. Why don’t they?

    Some hospitals treat infections like plane crashes. Others treat them like car accidents. That difference in attitude helps determine whether patients live or die.

  • July 9, 2015

    Do you work in health care? Share your stories about patient safety with us.

    Vox is running a year-long series on what happens when the health-care system harms patients and how those instances can be reduced — and we want to hear from medical professionals who could speak about it.

  • April 22, 2015

    Medical errors in America kill more people than AIDS or drug overdoses. Here's why.

    "It's really tough in a medical environment to talk about things going wrong."

  • January 29, 2015

    Has your family experienced a medical error? Tell us about it.

    Vox and ProPublica want to hear from patients who have been harmed while undergoing medical care.

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