Did You Know? - Health Insurance Fact: The Harvard Medical Practice Study reported that four percent of hospitalized patients suffered an injury due to treatment and that two-thirds of these were caused by errors. Extrapolating to the nation as a whole, it was estimated that approximately one million Americans are injured by errors in treatment in hospitals each year (Lucian Leape, Harvard School of Public Health).
Doctor's Realm Quote of the day: I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes