Thursday, June 2, 2016

Hundreds of patients die in hospitals due to medical mistakes

Calculations of the NIVEL Institute show that in the past three years about three thousand patients in hospitals have died due to medical mistakes. Yet, only 1214 cases were reported to health care inspectors. The main victims are people over sixty-five years old and babies. The inspectorate says that with one exception hospitals systematically underreport deaths due to medical mistakes. Teaching hospitals do not perform better than other hospitals.

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