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When a patient visits a doctor’s office or hospital, they usually do it because they are experiencing an illness, suffering from an injury, or undergoing treatment for a serious physical problem. During that visit or treatment, the patient places his or her health, and sometimes their life, in the hands of a physician or surgeon trained to administer treatment and healthcare. Unfortunately, sometimes that trust is misplaced or mistakes happen. Recent studies conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality revealed that the majority of medical errors are preventable. According to a recent Healthgrades study, preventable medical errors accounted for an average of 195,000 hospital deaths in each of the years 2000, 2001, and 2002.