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Letter: Hospitals are dangerous places

Paramedic prepares a room for the next patient

Paramedic prepares a room for the next patient in an emergency department. Credit: Getty Images

Newsday's article "Hospitals score low" [News, Dec. 23] points out that hospitals nationwide have significant rates of hospital-acquired conditions and injuries.

No mention is made of the fact that preventable medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States.

Eric Merz, Shirley
 

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