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.

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1 Comments:

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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