Thursday, November 3, 2005

Yeah, but the good new is that it is also the most expensive!

US leads way in medical errors: study By Susan Heavey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Patients in the United States reported higher rates of medical errors and more disorganized doctor visits and out-of-pocket costs than people in Canada, Britain and three other developed countries, according to a survey released on Thursday.

Thirty-four percent of U.S. patients received wrong medication, improper treatment or incorrect or delayed test results during the last two years, the Commonwealth Fund found.



Blogger Moulton said...

If you think that's scandalous [34% error rate in medical treatment], you ought to see the error rate in legal treatment.

It is estimated that 94% of miscreants who come before the bar of justice are subjected to contra-indicated and iatrogenic treatment.

November 03, 2005  

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