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Eldorado

Medication errors for 260,000 diabetics

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Eldorado

More than 260,000 diabetes inpatients experienced a medication error during their hospital stay last year - putting them at risk of lasting harm or death.

According to Diabetes UK, 9,600 inpatients experienced a serious and potentially life-threatening episode of hypoglycaemia because of poor insulin management while they were in hospital.

Full report: https://news.sky.com/story/unacceptable-hospital-mistakes-put-9600-diabetic-lives-in-danger-11521083

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Diabetic patients in NHS hospitals are being put at risk of serious harm or death as a lack of specialist staff contributed to 260,000 medication errors last year, charities have warned.

Full report: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/diabetes-patients-nhs-hospitals-risk-life-threatening-errors-a8573046.html

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stevewinn

NHS treats 3 million people a day. 21 million a week. Remarkable so few accidents and incidents happen. In fact the NHS treatment error rate is below the average in western Europe and North America. As such best, safest and most affordable healthcare system out of 11 countries. List. 

  1. UK 
  2. Australia
  3. Netherlands
  4. Norway
  5. New Zealand
  6. Sweden
  7. Switzerland
  8. Germany
  9. Canada
  10. FranceU
  11. United States 
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