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

By: August 1st, 2011 Email This Post Print This Post

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 1 in 10. Your chances of dying due to an error in health care would be 1 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.

After taking the survey, click here for the results.

Comments

By Spencer Lower on August 8th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I’m forced to agree. Of course, it is even more risky to refuse admittance to a hospital.

 

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