In Australia, estimates suggest undesired harmful effects from medication or other intervention such as surgery, known as “adverse events”, occur in around 17% of hospital admissions. This results in up to 18,000 unnecessary deaths and 50,000 temporarily or permanently disabled patients each year. Over 50% of adverse events are the result of medical error. Harms ...
Blaming individual doctors for medical errors doesnt help anyone
By Reema Harrison and Rebecca Lawton
14 Apr 2016