UK counts the cost of "medical misadventures"
This article was originally published in Clinica
Adverse events befalling patients in UK hospitals could be as high as one in every 10 patients treated. That is the finding of a pilot study to measure the rate of medical misadventures published last week in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
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