Mistakes in Canadian Hospitals

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

CTV is running a report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information(CIHI) that states "the chances of patients receiving the wrong medication or wrong dose was about 1 in 10 in 2005".

Other issues in Canadian hospitals include "The chances of an adult contracting an infection while in an acute care hospital are about the same: 1 in 10, while the chances of a child contracting an infection while in hospital are about 1 in 12.

Very scary. This why it is important to ask about EVERYTHING being given to you and if you are unable to talk have someone else speak for you. There is nothing wrong with saying "No" to a medication, procedure or so forth. This is your right. Report reactions of any sort to your doctor right away. Make and informed decision about your health.

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.
-G.K. Chesterton



Hey Paul,

I'm not sure if you saw this or not, but I was watching Canada AM the other day and they were talking about a new treatment for Cluster Headaches, here is the link:


Hope it helps!!

By Blogger Jackie, at 29 August 2007 at 08:57  

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