COLA OFFERS RECOMMENDATIONS IN RESPONSE TO JOHNS HOPKINS STUDY THAT FINDS MEDICAL ERRORS ARE THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN U.S.

COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, has recognized the findings of a Johns Hopkins study that concludes that if medical errors were tabulated similarly to diseases, they would rank as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. (with more than 250,000 deaths each year),…