Tuesday, August 17, 2004

From the Winnipeg Sun:
Medical errors rising: study
A major overhaul of the hospital system is needed to reduce the number of medical errors, or so-called adverse events, that contribute to the deaths of between 9,000 and 24,000 patients a year, the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association was told yesterday. About one in 13 Canadians admitted to hospital each year experiences an adverse event -- everything from being given the wrong drug to a surgical mistake to falling and breaking a hip, a recent study showed.

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