|Millions of people die each year from medical errors and infections linked to health care.|
Millions of people die each year from medical errors and infections linked to health care and going into a hospital is far riskier than flying, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, Reuters reports.
"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," Liam Donaldson, the WHO's newly appointed envoy for patient safety, told a news briefing.
This compared with a risk of dying in an air crash of about 1 in 10 million passengers, according to Donaldson. "It shows that health care generally worldwide still has a long way to go," he said. （点击路透社网站查看原文）
(China.org.cn July 25, 2011)