Death By Bad Handwriting

James_H

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http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1578074,00.html

Doctors' sloppy handwriting kills more than 7,000 people annually. It's a shocking statistic, and, according to a July 2006 report from the National Academies of Science's Institute of Medicine (IOM), preventable medication mistakes also injure more than 1.5 million Americans annually. Many such errors result from unclear abbreviations and dosage indications and illegible writing on some of the 3.2 billion prescriptions written in the U.S. every year.
Where I saw this, I also saw the claim disputed and the methodology of the study called into question.
 

Shady

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You would think that the amount the doctors get paid in US that at least they could take the time to write properly
 
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