Preventable Medical Injuries Annually
national study of patient safety in Canadian hospitals
estimates that 7.5% of patients hospitalized in Canada
suffered harm from a medical mistake in the course of their
medical care. Surgical care accounted for the most errors,
followed by medication errors.
detailed discussion of this study can be found on this
website under the heading Medical
Mistakes. The full text of the article can be found on
the Canadian Medical Association Journal website:
The Canadian Adverse Events Study: the incidence of adverse
events among hospital patients in Canada.