When and how often should women be screened for breast cancer? Conflicting recommendations about this are a concern because, if a mammogram isn't performed when it should be, the result can be a failure to diagnose cancer - and that failure can have lethal consequences.
In a data-driven society, it gets harder and harder for hospitals to avoid unpleasant truths about adverse events that harm patients.
The number of pedestrian accidents in New York City is intolerable. Over 300 lives are lost every year in New York City alone in traffic accidents involving pedestrians - almost one per day. This means the number of people killed by cars and other vehicles on the street is greater than the number of people who are murdered in the city.