CTV News.ca Staff
Date: Friday Jul. 22, 2011 12
According to Sir Liam Donaldson, the WHO’s newly-appointed Envoy for Patient Safety, the chances of dying from a medical error in a hospital anywhere in the world is about 1 in 300. That compares with the risk of dying in a plane crash, of about 1 in 10 million passengers.
Phi Beta Iota: this story encapsulates much of what is wrong with modern society, from fog facts (knowns that are not known by most) to corruption. When combined with the documentation on 50% of every health dollar being waste, and the larger challenge of incoherent uniniformed policy across all ten threats and all twelve core policy domains.