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Concerning new statistics on medical malpractice in Canada…

Veronica S. Marson
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A recent National Post article entitled Inside Canada’s Secret World of Medical Error: ‘There is a lot of lying, there’s a lot of cover-up’ highlights the issue of medical error and the dangerous trend of non-reporting in the Canadian healthcare system.

The article estimates that approximately 70,000 Canadian patients a year experience serious but preventable injury as a result of medical treatment. It points out research from a decade ago which found that as many as 23,000 Canadian adults die annually as a result of prevent adverse events in acute-care hospitals alone. It also suggests that the rate of error may be higher today despite millions of dollars spent on patient safety efforts.

What does this mean for patient care in Canada? Click here to read the original article. Medical malpractice is a real issue, one that the public needs to be aware of.

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