“Yes” is the answer of the World Health Organization’s newly appointed envoy for patient safety, Liam Donaldson. “If you were admitted to hospital tomorrow in any country… your chances of being subjected to an error in your care would be something like 1 in 10. Your chances of dying due to an error in health care would be 1 in 300.” Your chances of dying in an air crash? About 1 in 10 million passengers. Read more here.
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