Friday, December 26, 2003

Medical Errors

A recent survey conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, found:
That 35% of doctors in the survey said that either they or members of their families had experienced medical errors in the course of being treated, and most said the errors had "serious health consequences," such as death, long-term disability or severe pain.
Three in ten doctors had seen an error that caused serious harm to patients outside their families in the past year.

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