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  • noun Plural form of complication.


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  • Almost everyone knows someone who has emerged from a hospital with an infection, or has read an obituary noting that a person died from "complications"—often a code word for medical error.
    James B. Lieber, Killer Care: How Medical Error Became America's Third Largest Cause of Death, and What Can Be Done About It (New York: OR Books, 2015), Introduction.

    May 16, 2016