3 In 10 Cdns Report Medical Errors

Posted on Friday, November 04 at 11:18 by jensonj
Canada came in at 30 per cent while the lowest was the United Kingdom at 22 per cent. The study also included Australia at 27 per cent, New Zealand 25 per cent and Germany at 23 per cent. More than half of people from all countries said the mistakes took place outside hospitals. The study said only 23 per cent of Canadians, the lowest of the six countries, reported being able to see their doctor quickly. Thirty-six per cent of Canadians, the highest number, waited six days or more. The four other countries with more physician access had significantly lower rates of emergency room use. The Commonwealth Fund is a private, endowed foundation formed in 1918 which supports independent research on health care issues. Canadians also reported difficulty getting after-hours care, at 54 per cent. http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2005/11/03/pf-1291262.html

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