Preventable medical mistakes and inappropriate, outdated medical care is the third leading cause of death in America, according to the Institute of Medicine and other experts.

In addition, studies by the respected RAND Corporation think tank show that a staggering 45% of health care is clinically inappropriate.

As if that’s not enough, the economic impact of poor quality care is over $750 billion a year – $500 billion in unnecessary medical costs (30% of all spending) and $250 billion from lost productivity.

To learn more about the causes and solutions, read Wall of Silence: The Untold Story of the Medical Mistakes That Kill and Injure Millions of Americans andimproving quality.