Safety

Weekly poll: What’s riskier, a hospital stay or air travel?

Hospital Safety Insider, August 4, 2011

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Going into a hospital for care is riskier than air travel, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

“If you were admitted to hospital tomorrow in any country… your chances of being subjected to an error in your care would be something like one in 10. Your chances of dying due to an error in healthcare would be one in 300,” said Liam Donaldson, WHO envoy for patient safety, according to a Reuters report, July 21.

Do you believe a hospital stay places you at more risk than air travel? Take our OSHA Healthcare Advisor Weekly Poll and let us know.



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