Iain Curry

Hospital mistakes leave more than 200 dead in Queensland

MORE than 200 people died as a result of human error or systemic failings in Queensland hospitals last financial year.

Among the 241 incidents where a patient died or suffered serious harm, one person died from being administered the wrong blood type and six succumbed after being given the wrong medication.

Childbirth cost 10 women their lives.

The figures, which cover public and private health facilities, were revealed in the 2012/13 annual report by Queensland's health watchdog, the Health Quality and Complaints Commission.


Read more at brisbanetimes.com.au



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