According to the Institute of Medicine:
From 1983 to 1993 there was a 250% increase in the number of deaths caused by medication errors.
Conversely, in the Nuclear Power Industry, since the Three Mile Island accident in 1979, the World Association of Nuclear Operators reports:
The number of significant events is 45 times lower today than in 1989.
Production has risen steadily while costs have decreased.
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