Thurs., Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. ET
Sun., Nov. 25 at 9 p.m. ET
Hosted by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
It claims the lives of between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans every year. In fact, it's quite possibly one of the leading causes of death in this country...and you've probably never heard of it.
It kills more people every year than are killed by homicide or accidents put together. And its death toll is the equivalent of a 767 jetliner crashing every day. What is this dangerous killer? Cancer...heart disease...obesity? It is none of these, this killer comes in the form of medical mistakes and it claims the lives of between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans every year.
The danger of medical mistakes was only recently made public when The Institute of Medicine published its shocking findings just two short years ago. Their report shook the medical establishment to its core and left health care professionals scrambling to stop a deadly killer in its tracks.
Potentially fatal medical errors can run the gamut from dispensing too much medication to giving out the wrong drugs to botched medical procedures. Experts tell us that technology is only part of the solution when it comes to defeating this deadly enemy. They tell us that the real cancer eating away at our nation's healthcare system is secrecy. And despite growing public awareness, patients remain vulnerable because the medical profession can't seem to heal itself.
Journey with us as we go inside America's hospitals and take you to the front lines of the fight against what some have called an "epidemic of error."
Please join us for one of the most important hours of television you will watch this year: Critical Care: A Report on America's Health Care on Thursday, November 22 at 2pm ET and Sunday, November 25 at 9pm ET