Quality & Patient Safety

Canada: Special investigation uncovers 27 additional deaths at Winnipeg hospital

Patient Safety Monitor: Global Edition, January 20, 2009

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority will be forced to investigate and review the 2,577 deaths that occurred in 2008 after a special investigation uncovered an additional 27 patients who died of medical errors in that same year in Winnipeg city hospitals, according to The National Post.This is the first time any Canadian jurisdiction has taken matters into their own hands in an attempt to improve its patient safety record.

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