After the accidental death of a toddler, Johns Hopkins Hospital has become a leader among hospitals trying to put systems in place to prevent medical mistakes. NBC's Robert Bazell reports.
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updated 11/25/2003 12:44:04 PM ET 2003-11-25T17:44:04

Hospitals have taken a cue from the airline industry and are implementing measures to cut down on the risk of human error that can lead to a catastrophe. Health officials hope that putting these safeguards in place now will reduce the number of people — almost 100,000 — who die from medical errors every year. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports.

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