Study Tallies Medical Mishaps A new study analyzes how many people are injured and killed each year due to malfunction or misuse of medical devices. Such injuries reportedly often result from mis-programmed I.V. pumps, ill-fitting artificial joints and defective heart monitors. The study appears in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.
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A new study analyzes how many people are injured and killed each year due to malfunction or misuse of medical devices. Such injuries reportedly often result from mis-programmed I.V. pumps, ill-fitting artificial joints and defective heart monitors. The study appears in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.