Tuesday, August 08, 2006

safer on the road than in hospital

In New Zealand hospitals each year, it's estimated that 1500 people are killed or permanently disabled through medical error.

That's the equivalent of three fully laden jumbo jets. Or almost four times last year's road toll. These errors cost $870 million a year out of a total health budget of $10.6 billion.

So why does the Government want half the police force actively aiming to cut the road toll, when the Health beauracracy is ballooning and nobody is made responsible for medical cock-ups?

1 comment:

ZenTiger said...

That just makes me sick.