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THE ST. Luke’s Medical Center has just launched its Center for Quality and Patient Safety.

Doctor Edgardo R. Cortez, vice president and medical director, said St. Luke’s hoped the center would be the start of a national movement for, as a growing number of people are learning, the hospital, a place for treatment and cure, could also be one of the most dangerous places.

Cortez cited statistics from the United States showing that some 100,000 people die every year due to hospital errors.

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